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  • Dylan Gentile Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 10:28 AM (in response to Sliney)

    Just chiming in to say that I'm having the same problem. We really need a "re-attempt match" option for all those uploaded orphans.

     

    I've tried deleting a track from iCloud and my library, then re-importing, but it still shows up as uploaded, without even going through the upload process. I've tried converting tracks to different formats and then doing the same. In that case it does actually re-upload, but doesn't seem to help with the matching, at least so far.

  • user103 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to secondandc)

    Where do you download the original mp3 in m4a??? i can't find it!!

  • KHill Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to secondandc)

    I second that there needs a "re-match" slection.  It would be extremely helpful!

  • kylewest Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:47 AM (in response to user103)

    Agreed with all other posters. There should be a method to reattempt matching. I have 300+ songs that are not matched from albums with every other song matched.

     

    Kyle

  • fortysix_andtwo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:54 PM (in response to secondandc)

    Add me to the list of users wanting a "Re-Attempt Match" feature added.  What led me to this thread was the fact that all of Abbey Road matched excpet for "She Came In Through The Bathroom Windows".  Very odd.

  • Julz Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:10 PM (in response to secondandc)

    My problem is it's matching the wrong versions of songs. I have some remastered songs that are matched with version that have different time length and versions. There really needs to be a way to force upload these songs. This is lame!

  • mjbanks Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:15 PM (in response to Julz)

    Julz wrote:

     

    My problem is it's matching the wrong versions of songs. I have some remastered songs that are matched with version that have different time length and versions. There really needs to be a way to force upload these songs. This is lame!

    I see the same issue for most of my unmatched songs. Different time lengths for tracks between what I have locally in iTunes that I ripped from my CD's and what iTunes has in the Store causing the songs to not match and then upload all the files. I agree with needing a way to cross-match these songs with what's available in the store.

  • Mark Berman Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:24 PM (in response to secondandc)

    Another bump--I'm having the same issue. I have 13000 songs, 9000 matched, the rest want to upload despite already being in the store and having an exact match that inexplicably iTunes does not recognize. This is especially lame given that it matched half of London Calling and only 3 songs from The Clash. The same can be said of many, many of my albums. This kind of half-baked solution is just wrong and not worthly of Apple.

  • iooman Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:45 PM (in response to secondandc)

    I agree, I think there should be an option to see if itunes recognizes it before re-matching as well. I'm not sure if I have a small mistake in the info section that causes it to be unrecognizes but it would be nice to get the 256k official version of the song. Even CD's I've uploaded aren't recognized.

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to Dylan Gentile)

    leave your request here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • Monkeygirl351 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:23 PM (in response to secondandc)

    I am still in the process of uploading music, but I have stuff that should have been matched and instead is being uploaded. Out of 11,000 songs about 9500 or so matched. It is weird though because I have an Aerosmith album that is clearly in their store, but 3 of the songs didn't match and are being uploaded. Most of my Def Leppard collection didn't match and is being uploaded. What is weird though is that one of the previous posters said they were having issues with Metallica's Master of Puppets, well I checked and all the songs including Damage Inc. matched. It was ripped from a Cd and has the tagging that itunes gave it. No real rhyme or reason. I just wish that I could rematch the uploaded songs as the database gets better kinda like genius will update.

  • Dylan Gentile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 11:34 PM (in response to secondandc)

    I've decided to get serious about manually re-matching files. I backed up all my uploaded files to an external hard drive and deleted them from my library and iCloud. I'll wait until tomorrow in case they stay cached for a while and then I'll try re-adding them and re-matching. Wish me luck.

  • george732 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 16, 2011 3:58 AM (in response to secondandc)

    Funny that more than one person mentioned Abbey Road. So I checked and Match didn't care for my copy of "She Came in through the Bathroom Window" either. At which point I remembered that it comes in, mid 'song' and exits the same way. I see a bunch of 'uploaded' rather than 'matched' songs by Pink Floyd (first three tracks of DSotM for example). Take both of these facts into account, and I'm thinking that whatever sonic fingerprinting they do is grabbing from the beginning of the track. Since there is going to be a good bit of variability in how our computers handle CD rips and mp3 encodes, it stands to reason that there would be more missed. Since Apple needs to pay for incoming bandwidth and storage space, this is something they will want to fix. Grab from mid song? Or if they grab from a few places for the fingerprint, put more weight on the portion(s) taken from the middle.

  • MagusPSU Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 16, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to secondandc)

    I found that iTunes Match has issues with the mono versions of The Beatles as well.  I noticed that some of the mono tracks matched while others didn't, which I thought odd since I didn't think the mono versions were on iTunes, only available through the boxed set.  After backing up, deleting, and then downloading Sgt. Pepper mono, I found that it downloaded the stereo mix.

     

    My David Bowie RYKO Disc rips seem to cause some issues with matching as well.  Most albums don't completely match so I might have half an album of matched/uploaded.

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