Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to sesweitzer)
You only get X amount of space or X ammount of songs for free, you are probably at the limit.
I Hope I Was Able To Help You Or Solve Your Question.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 10:41 PM (in response to Simmm)
Thanks but that's not the problem. I'm well under the limit. The problem isn't that not enough songs are listed as being in the cloud. Rather the same song is showing up with a cloud next to it on one machine & no cloud next to it on my other machine.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 1:21 AM (in response to sesweitzer)
It sounds to me like iTunes believes the songs are still stored locally, so isn't giving you the otiuon to download.
If I am correct then trying to play those songs without the cloud icon (and without the hard drive connected) would result in iTunes telling you it can't locate the files.
What you do now depends a bit on how you want it to work, but if you would like to just access your cloud based library for now then you need to select tghose files without the cloud icon and hit delete. Make sure that you don't select to delete them from iCloud, and don't send them to trash if it gives you that option.
I would strongly recommend that you keep your original files in case of any mismatches which are likely to have happened. You may well want to access the original version of your song in some cases.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to KeithJenner)
Thanks. I have confirmed that my songs are on the cloud. When I click on them, they download and play fine on all my devices.
Your suggestion promped me to disconnect the drive and then iTunes required that I create a new library, which I did and when I connected it to the cloud, 5,000 songs were there and could be played.
Then, I went back and connected the drive and in preferences, changed the address of the iTunes folder on the drive (/Volumes/Lightroom & iTunes/iTunes). But now, iTunes doesn’t recognize anything on the drive. When I choose “Hide media not on this computer” all the files go away.
The more I play with this the more confused I get.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to sesweitzer)
I think that iTunes is getting confused along with you.
Here's what I would do:
Try to get back to having just one, empty iTunes library. You could do this by creating a new one from scratch, or by deleting all content from one of your existing ones (obviously keeping the files and not deleting from iCloud). I'd also turn iTunes match off for the moment.
Then plug in your HDD and add all the music to iTunes by using file / add to library and then selecting the location of your library.
Once you are happy that the music is all back in your library switch match back on. It will run through the match process again but shouldn't match or upload anything and you should be good to go.
I will just say though that I may have misinterpreted exactly what you are trying to do, and what has happened, so just give it some thought before going ahead, in case I've got it wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to KeithJenner)
This does make sense. A couple questions before I do this because I’ve been building this library since the early days of iTunes:
1. Will I loose my song ratings when I do this? Objiously it took quite a while to get 5,000 songs rated they way I like.
2. Also, somehow I have a lot of my music folders in the iTunes directory but also within the iTunes folder is an iTunes Music folder and there are a lot of tunes in there as well as Movies, Audiobooks and folders that are empty. Is there any way to get this reorganized when I creat the new library? This is what it looks like:
Thanks again for taking the time to help me with this!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to sesweitzer)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to sesweitzer)
Yes, unfortunately I think you would lose your ratings. If that is important then you shouldn't do it this way. Unfortunately, I'm not sure right now of another way around.
Regarding the directory structure, it looks like iTunes isn't organising your media folder for you. Open preferences and under the advanced tag click that option. iTunes should then sort those out for you. However, I've not done that for a while, so there may be some other steps.
To be honest, there's quite a bit here I haven't done for a while, so tread carefully. Perhaps someone else on here may be able to give some more reliable advice.