8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 4:29 AM by Jack Flash UK
TheWalkers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How long is normal for iTunes Match to go?

 

I seem to have it go through and recyle umpteen times and has now been going for over 20 hours.

 

This is on a base of about 11,000 songs and darned if I know whether my tv programs are included or not.

 

It seems to go thorugh steps then add a few hundred more songs each pass

 

Very confusing and challenginng to wait for it

 

How much 'updating' can it do?

 

One other killer quiestion - if you delete purchased songs from your machine (as in when your storage space is getting too big and costing too much?)  - how do you permanently remove something from your database?

 

Thanks as always for any insights

 

Geoff


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Matrox Triple Head To Go Display De
  • 1. Re: how long for itunes match?
    bucs71 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I am not surprised to hear it is taking a long time. I signed up when Match first became available. It took several days before it finally finished. I had maybe half as many tracks as you. Also, prepare for this ahead of time: Even after it finishes there will still be some tracks that do not match. This still happens even though iTunes Match has been around for a year.

     

    To permanently delete a track from iTunes Match, check the box in the delete confirmation that says "Also delete this item from iCloud".

     

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  • 2. Re: how long for itunes match?
    TheWalkers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much. Still not clear if tv shows and movies dl'd to one machine get pushed to the cloud and available on the others.

     

    Thanks again. Much appreciated

     

    Geoff

  • 3. Re: how long for itunes match?
    bucs71 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Music, apps, and books can be set in iTunes preferences/settings to download automatically. I believe movies and TV shows are available everywhere, but you have to go into iTunes on your Mac/iPhone/iPad/etc and manually select them to download.

  • 4. Re: how long for itunes match?
    Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,715 points)

    Hi,

    Itunes match is for music & music videos only.

     

    Jim

  • 5. Re: how long for itunes match?
    TheWalkers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This makes soense - NOW :-)

     

    Thank you

  • 6. Re: how long for itunes match?
    TheWalkers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Supllementary Question Please!

     

    One MBA when matching has been in a 'uploading 0 of 2' mode for two days and has returned two error messages afte two overnight sessions

     

    One was error 4010 I believe and one was 4002

     

    The music match has some album icons but much of the music is not there and when you hit Play it immediately jumps back to Stopped

     

    Any theories??

     

    Thanks a lot

     

    Geoff

  • 7. Re: how long for itunes match?
    bucs71 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I do not know what those error codes mean. Hopefully someone else who knows will see your question. Good luck!

  • 8. Re: how long for itunes match?
    Jack Flash UK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jimzgoldfinch wrote:

     

    Hi,

    Itunes match is for music & music videos only.

     

    Jim

    Actually, iTunes Match is for music and purchased music videos only! All your other 'Music Videos' will get deleted from your iOS device(s) as soon as you sync after subscribing.... Boo!

     

    The only way to make available 'non-iTunes purchased' videos is to classify them as 'Movie' or 'TV Show'.

     

    Jack