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Issues with multiple computers

222 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2013 11:08 AM by mracole RSS
Eric Seaberg Calculating status...
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Jun 19, 2013 10:41 PM

I've got every CD I ever bought ripped on a drive using a Mac MINI as my whole house music server.  I've been working this way for over 7-years and it's been GREAT not having to pull out CDs to listen to music.  It's so much easier to do, I end up listening to music I forgot I had!


The problem is I just signed up for MATCH and am using this library to sync.  I do NOT use this system to sync my iPad/iPhone, but the pad/phone are setup to MATCH what's available to my Apple ID.


I've authorized my iMac to use MATCH, making all the music on my server (iCould now) to play on my iMac, as well as phone and pad.  However, this is the computer I sync my devices to.  When they start syncing, they see that they've got music from the cloud that iTunes on my iMac thinks has been purchsed separately and it wants to copy ALL of it again to my iMac, even though the iMac already has everything from iCould.


Does this mean I MUST use the same iCloud MASTER MUSIC SOURCE as my phone/pad sync master?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Lots of MacPro audio workstations!
  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)

    No you can continue as you are, just cancel out any prompts seeking to transfer purchases.  If you have capacity available on your computer an easy route would simply be to copy all your music into the library from a backup.  That way when sync is in progress iTunes will see that you already have the Songs in question.

  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)

    You are on the right track, the issues should resolve once the iMac iTunes Match process has completed.

  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 4:00 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)

    Great that the first challenge is solved.


    Now for your second question - from time to time the media libraries on iDevices can corrupt.  It sounds like this is the case on your iPad, suggest following the steps in this link to resolve:

  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)

    No problem, Match is not for everyone, with the capability you describe iTunes Match can simply sit in the background as a fallback should your existing server fail for any reason.


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