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iMatch Keeps Duplicating Some Songs

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I have iMatch enabled on my PC, Macbook, Mac mini, iphone 4, iphone 4s and iPad mini.


The macbook runs both OSX iTunes and Win iTunes, referencing the same files held on the WIN partition.  I use SyncBackSE to sync all files between Windows on the PC and macbook.  The macbook iTunes (win version) is my 'master' music library - all others are backup copies only.


Initially, rather than allowing each iTunes except the master to download all music from the cloud, in the hope that iMatch would be clever enough to recognise that if the same song was found in an existing iTunes library and the iCloud, it was the same song, and would not need to be downloaded.  By and large this worked, but for some albums the iMatch doesn't seem to be able to recognise that the songs are the same, and I see that I have a local copy song and an icloud downloadable song in the same album.  How can I prevent this ?


iTunes' "show duplicates" feature shows ALL songs of the same name as duplicates, regardless of size, length or album name.  How can I make it compare on album name as well ?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2


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