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  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (5,685 points)

    Hi,

    I understand what you have done and that you have your complete library intact.

     

    Is it correct that iTunes match ignores removed status files? How many tracks do you now have in imatch, what happens when you reach 25k.

     

    What happens when you remove a song? To delete from the cloud you also need to delete from cloud?

     

    Jim

  • Dinis Correia Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    If you use PowerTune, you don't even need to export the playlists - if using a single computer with multiple libraries, you can drag songs and playlists from one library to the other and all the metadata (including playcounts, etc) will be preserved.

  • New Jersey Jason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I say just DON'T use it until that silly 25K ban is lifted.  Money talks.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,885 points)

    New Jersey Jason wrote:

     

    I say just DON'T use it until that silly 25K ban is lifted.  Money talks.

    Yeah, because Apple is making a fortune from iTunes Match. Any loss of revenue from it will cause them to close their doors.

    /s

  • mostly42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When it comes to renew after the 1yr is up. I know that I am seriously considering not signing up for iTunes Match again and the limit is one of the major reasons. It would be nice if they raised it for the 1st anniversary of the service.

  • Anijake Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    My problem is I started with less than 25,000 and now I logged out and can not log back in to manage playlists and have play counts updated now that I am way over 25,000.

  • HectorCasanova Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the exact problem as Anijake. I recently crossed the 25K limit. And also recently, due to an error, iTunes asked me to log out and back in. Andnow I cannot delete anything from the Cloud to make room for my newer purchases, and all my songs are listed as "Exceeded Limit", including the ones purchased from the iTunes store.

  • mostly42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope that now that amazon has a scan & match service for the same price as iTunes Match but with a much larger limit (250k) that Apple will raise the limit.

  • thelama Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now that Amazon's similar service announced the allowance of 250,000 files this past summer (as opposed to 25,000 for iTunes Match), when will iTunes match this requirement. I'm ready to spend $25/yr, but my iTunes Library is over 90,000 files and I'll bet 75% of that are duplicates. Rather than risk more dupes, or worse yet deletions, it would be a nice if Apple would raise this requirement for those of us with large libraries built up over the years. I really don't want to jump over to Amazon due to this limitation.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,885 points)

    thelama wrote:

     

    I'm ready to spend $25/yr, but my iTunes Library is over 90,000 files and I'll bet 75% of that are duplicates.

    So you would be below the 25,000 if you simply took the time to sort your library.

  • jhwalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have over 60,000 tracks, not a single duplicate :/  I'm ready to pony up, too, but no dice from Apple.

  • chuckynATL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem. I have 50,000 tracks and half say "Exceeds Limit" for iTunes Match. I decided to give Amazon Cloud Player a try. Same price as iTunes Match but has a 250,000 song limit. Songs in the cloud accessible through iOS app and any Internet connected computer.

  • thelama Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish it were that easy to just remove the duplicates, but they are in numerous locations between multiple hard drives from years of changing computers, HD's crashing, etc.. I've got them all captured on one external HD, but they are in multiple locations. Thats why I was hoping to use iTunes Match as I would rather pay a little to scrub all than take the hours of time needed to scrub my library myself.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,885 points)

    Thats why I was hoping to use iTunes Match as I would rather pay a little to scrub all than take the hours of time needed to scrub my library myself.

    iTunes Match won't remove/delete duplicates.

     

     

     

    I wish it were that easy to just remove the duplicates, but they are in numerous locations between multiple hard drives from years of changing computers, HD's crashing, etc.. I've got them all captured on one external HD, but they are in multiple locations.

    The location of the files is kinda irrelevant.

    Consolidate the library to a single location then delete the duplicates.

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)

    It's supposed to ignore duplicates, there is a "duplicate" category in the iCloud status.

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