iTunes Match is live!

Discussion in 'iTunes' started by verwon, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. verwon

    verwon Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Likes Received:
    121
    Though unreliable, at the moment. You have to install iTunes 10.5.1


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     
  2. GailLA

    GailLA Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Likes Received:
    35
    Because I have satellite internet out here in the country, my upload of my 545 unmatched items is a little slow, but steady. Who else signed up for iTunes Match today and how is it going so far? I like that you can enable it on your iOS 5 devices even before the unmatched upload is done. I also like the price. For $25 a year, this was a no-brainer purchase to me.
     
  3. bballrob

    bballrob Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Likes Received:
    460
    What is this?
     
  4. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Take all your songs, including non purchased, in iTunes and puts them in the cloud to be accessed from all your devices.
     
  5. iprncess

    iprncess Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Likes Received:
    21
    Can you try before you buy
     
  6. verwon

    verwon Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Likes Received:
    121
    No, you can't test the service first.

    I have almost 4,000 songs, at the moment, so it's still uploading my artwork and stuff.

    Found out that songs I purchased through Sprint on my Android phone have too low of a bit rate to be matched.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     
  7. MuddyPaws

    MuddyPaws Zealot

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    32
    Does it stream the song back to your device or do you have to download it to the device before you can play it?
     
  8. MuddyPaws

    MuddyPaws Zealot

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    32
    Crackers....25,000 song hard limit.

    It won't even let you sign up if you have more than 25,000 songs in your library. You can't pick a portion of your collection to match.
     
  9. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Crap is right. How many gigs is that approx.?
     
  10. MuddyPaws

    MuddyPaws Zealot

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    32
    My collection is just a little short of 160 gig. With album art it's just about I bet it's 160.
     
  11. verwon

    verwon Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Likes Received:
    121
    And no, no streaming. You can only access and download.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     
  12. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    I have no idea how many songs I have.
     
  13. GailLA

    GailLA Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Likes Received:
    35
    Well it worked for me. I have a track that I bought years ago from a now defunct music service. To even keep it I had to burn it to CD and years ago when I ripped it I only did it at 128kpbs. I just deleted it from iTunes and was able to re-download a high quality copy at 256 kpbs. I also have CDs that I've ripped at 128 kbps but that are in boxes in the attic. Now I don't have to find them again to enjoy them at better quality. This is so sweet!
     
  14. billnye97

    billnye97 Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Likes Received:
    75
  15. Michael Baturin

    Michael Baturin Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Likes Received:
    222
    Will be getting this tomorrow!


    Sent from my iPad 2 using iCafe app
     
  16. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    That is awesome. I look forward to that. I have a lot of old music that was taken from cassette to DVD then to the computer.
     
  17. MuddyPaws

    MuddyPaws Zealot

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    32
  18. GailLA

    GailLA Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Likes Received:
    35
    Good luck. Don't be too disappointed if some of it that originated on cassette doesn't match. I do have some tracks ripped at low quality from CD that should match but don't, but that is only a track here and there. The vast majority matched.
     
  19. MuddyPaws

    MuddyPaws Zealot

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Likes Received:
    32
    So it doesn't allow devices with lower memory....like my kid's iPod....to access the entire library? Just download as many songs as will fit?

    How is this different than a normal sync?
     
  20. verwon

    verwon Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Likes Received:
    121
    It's accessible anywhere, over wifi or 3G, so you can change the music on your device on the fly. You don't have to connect to iTunes, via cable or being on the same wifi network!


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     

Share This Page