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Can't use genius with iTunes Match?

14546 Views 41 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2012 10:44 AM by ToutleMonde RSS
  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to Chris Bishop)

    First of all, 25k is not a particularly large number when talking about modern computing resources, and  "Tons of juice" is not a processor speed.  The iPhone 4 processor is 800 MHz, so even at several hundred processing instructions per title (certainly an exaggeration), the processing time would be negligible.  Specifically, that's about half the speed of the piece of junk PC I just replaced, and that had absolutely no problem generating Genious playlists as fast as I could click the key, so unless you have specific information that the iPhone can't handle large playlists, this does not add to the conversation.

     

    Second, if that *does* turn out to be a problem, then I think most people would be happy to have Genius only consider the music that's physically on the device, based on the status bits (iPhones, being machines, do not "believe" anything).  I know I would be.

     

    Third, Apple is not a charity.  I spent a lot on this thing, so I don't consider voicing my opinion about the features I would like to fall into the category of "whining".

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to Nibbz)

    Hey look, 5.1 brings back the Genius button with iTunes Match! 

     

    So much for all the people trying to invent an actual reason it wasn't there.

  • Baddog 13 Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to ejpre)

    Booyah.  Our "WHINE" has been answered.  Cheers to Apple. Tthhppppppt to fanboys.

  • Chris Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to serff)

    I do agree serff, I was out of line making any suppositions as to Apple's reasoning for excluding Genius with Match.

     

    My main point was concerning the people being rude and whining rudely.

     

    I work in IT and I've worked in other service insudstries and I've never been treated so poorly by end-users as when I have been working in IT.  The common phrase is "FIX THIS".  That is the rude whine that I complain about.

     

    And yes you're a paying customer, I agree, but that doesn't entitle you to bark orders at people trying to do their jobs.

     

    That's all, I'm just sick of the unconstructive barking of demands and that **** ignorant phrase "FIX THIS!"

     

    I digress, Yay! We have Genius back! It is a kickass product regardless.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to Nibbz)

    OK, spoke to soon.

     

    It worked fine all morning.  Now all songs say "Try Again".  Re-synced several times. No help.

     

    Looks like they didn't *quite* fix the problem.

     

    I guess I'll wait for 5.11

     

  • noty Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to Nibbz)

    I was so excited to see 5.1 added genius playlist to iTunes match but every time I try to use it I get a message to try again. Come in Apple, I really want to use this service but there are just too many problems right now.

  • danboleo Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to noty)

    Same problem here. I have the genius button back on my iPhone 4 (with iTunes Match subscription), but it can't find any matches for any song I've tried so far. Now genius mixes don't work in iTunes on my MBP either...

  • allanfromred oak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to danboleo)

    Same problem worked for 1 day!  Needs to be fixed!

  • humanglowstick Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2012 4:44 PM (in response to Nibbz)

    Apple. Why are you TAKING a service away from us PAYING subscribers? Not cool.  I too, always used to use the Genius playlist tool on my Apple TV all the time.  Then I subscribed to iTunes Match and now I don't have Genius. Lame.  Really Lame Apple.

  • bridgemarc Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to Nibbz)

    I have given up and turned iTunes Match off. shame.

  • Gavroche1973 Calculating status...
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    Mar 25, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to bridgemarc)

    Had the same issue... but i was able to fix it by (in the "Store" menu) deactivating iTunes Match, upadting genius and activate iTunes Match back.

  • ToutleMonde Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to Nibbz)

    iTunes Match is awful.  I just downloaded it.  I can't see songs in my playlists.  Genius doesn't work.  It freezes my phone. I can't use genius.  It's like voluntarily adding a virus to your computer and iPhone and paying for it on an annual basis.  Perfect. 

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