Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 8:31 AM (in response to uiNTAK)
What format and bit rate did you originally rip the tracks?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 8:23 PM (in response to uiNTAK)
Contact iTunes Store support here: https://expresslane.apple.com
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Jimzgoldfinch)
I ripped them with the iTunes setting of AAC encoder, iTunes Plus, 256 kbps (stereo), 44.100 kHz, straight from the CDs. These CDs are all legitimate and high quality copies bought from music store runs by a popular Vietnamese music publishing company (think of it like Warner Music or Sony BMG over there). I also, for the first ever time, ripped them using Apple Lossless Encoder format and put them in my backup hard-drive (I did this to all of my CD-ripped songs).
Haha I think I rambled a bit here, sorry . Anyway, I used one song to compare using just general listening. The CD-ripped version sounds pretty much exactly the same with the version I bought from iTunes, and the matched version is just, well, bad. Let me know if you need more detail and thank you for taking an interest in helping.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Thank you for your help
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to uiNTAK)
Hi there I have exactly the same problem. I downloaded matched versions of 2 albums, the best of sash and blinds carlisle's the collection. In both cases all but one of the songs sounded perfect store sample loud and clear. The other one sounded quiet and normalised. In the end I kept my cd ripped version as this was better sounding constantly.
Did you fix your problem? I think this sound issue is going to be common as it happened in both my cases.
Please write back if you have solutions?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to Sorrenmj)
Hey there, as suggested by one of the poster up above. I follow the link and have submitted an inquiry to Apple. All I have received so far is an e-mail saying that my inquiry is in a queue, waiting to be look at and answer. So if anything comes up, I will definitely post it here for anyone who has the same problem to see.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 1:51 AM (in response to uiNTAK)
Thanks for getting back to me. I'll do the same. I just noticed also match sometimes plays wrong songs when streaming. I'll log that with them too. Please can you post your result, I'll do the same.