Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 5:12 AM (in response to depecher)
Nope, that doesn't work. From what I can see, once a song is tagged as Matched or Uploaded, it stays that way until you do something drastic like deleting it from iTunes (and iCloud) and then re-adding it to iTunes. I ain't doing that.
Apple needs to add an option to iTunes where you can right-click on an Uploaded song and say "Reattempt Match".
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 5:31 AM (in response to Clayton C. Johanson)
Well none of that works either. I have a load of songs that should be matched many cd imports of main strem artist. After many attemps to pick single unmatched songs out of matched cd's I still cant get it to match. It just skipps it as 'Uploaded".
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to secondandc)
Yes. I am having the same problem. I have close to 300 songs that had to be uploaded, yet I can find them in itunes all day long. So now they are tagged as UPLOADED. I don't want half of an album matched and half uploaded. We need a way to try and Re Match the uploaded songs.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 6:54 AM (in response to secondandc)
This is a good topic. I have 2K worth of songs "uploaded" to iTunes Match. None of the songs I have are obscure however like some of you had said earlier it would be great if I could just rematch the songs once they come available.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to secondandc)
This is the exact same question that's on my mind. Actually it's two fold: one, how can you get a track that was uploaded to re-attempt to be matched, and two: what if anything can I do to that track to improve it's chances of being matched instead of uploaded? Like others, I've got full albums that were mostly matched but with a few tracks that were uploaded. Which makes no sense.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 7:28 AM (in response to secondandc)
I have some albums where half the tracks are matched and half are uploaded. For example Metallica's Master of Puppets all but one track, Damage, Inc., were matched. Damage, Inc. was uploaded. I don't understand this. It would be great to be able to click on the track and attempt to re-match, or at least get more information as to why it didn't match.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to secondandc)
Same question here. I've tried to Update iTunes Match a number of times, but it doesn't look like it does anything. I tried deleting uploaded tracks and re-importing, but it doesn't even re-upload them - it just says they're already Uploaded.
Most of The Beatles worked for me (1967-1970 has a LOT of Uploaded tracks). I'm have a lot of trouble with Metallica discography (every album has unmatched tracks) and Jay-Z discography (same). There are a lot of others with unmatched songs here and there as well, and a handful of songs labeled as "Error".
Hopefully Apple issues some sort of statement about impending fixes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 8:02 AM (in response to secondandc)
And another bump for this here. I'm really just playing with iTunes Match at this point, looking at the quirks, etc.
I have only uploaded the 5 Slipknot albums (all of which exist on iTunes), but can't seem to get three songs on one album to match. All the rest are fine. Naturally, this is not ideal. We need a statement from Apple on this ASAP. I have tried the delete/delete from iCloud/readd route with no success.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to ehunterfele)
I have the same issue with just a few songs from certain albums not matching. Its odd. I have to wonder if there is something legal behind it (you know how sometimes you can't preview certain songs online) or if I had certain songs that were corrupted in some small way, or if the match simply needs to improve over time.
Overall I'm quite impressed with the matching and don't really find it to be a big deal that some were uploaded and some were matched (unless my goal is to upgrade the album by re-downloading)
For now I just let it upload what it needs... I have about 9000 matched and 3000 uploaded. I also have a lot of obscure bootleg type songs that would never match.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 8:26 AM (in response to secondandc)
Deleting from the cloud and then re-adding the tracks can make it worse it seems.
I have an album, Abacab by Genesis. It seemed like a good one to experiment with, I have the CD, I don't really want to listen to it and the name of the album and the first track are certainly unique. This album was ripped in iTunes Plus (256kb VBR 44.1 etc.) from CD.
Originally 3 tracks matched and the other 6 did not. The first track "Abacab" did not match so it can't be a name conflict or anything like that. I'm sure the name is unique. It is also certain that the album is available in iTunes though the album name has a (Remastered)[Bonus Video Version] tacked on the end. This doesn't appear to affect downloading artwork so I doubt it has anything to do with the matching process.
Next I deleted the album from iTunes, including from iCloud. Reran the iTunes Match update. Quit iTunes. Added the album back to iTunes. And finally added the tracks to iCloud again. This time the number of tracks matched was only one. So I went from 3 matching to 1. And it looks like from the status messages, if the tracks were already uploaded, they are not uploaded again even when they've been deleted.
This may be a caching thing so I'm going to wait about 8 hours and try adding the tracks to iCloud again tonight.
Anyone else done this kind of experiment?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 8:37 AM (in response to Jim Bailey)
I have! Using Slipknot's Iowa album. It's the 10th anniversary edition, so I know there is some name similarities with other albums however. I can say that it doesn't match 3 songs, every time. Yesterday it didn't match 5, but today, just 3.
So I'm not having the same issues, but similar ones. My tags are PERFECT, too and still no match.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 8:50 AM (in response to secondandc)
Same problem here with seemingly random uploads instead of matches. Updating iTunes Match has helped get rid of errors (took about 4 updates) but the uploads remain, even though I know they are in iTunes.