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  • Dan Bryk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I cancelled my iTunes Match subscription last year because it was simply too annoying to maintain multiple libraries.

     

    This situation is tremendously annoying, since now I can't take advantage of iTunes radio either.

     

    Apple needs to add iTunes Match ignore flags.

     

    If you haven't recently sent Apple iTunes Feedback, do it now!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,720 points)

    Dan Bryk wrote:

     

    This situation is tremendously annoying, since now I can't take advantage of iTunes radio either.

    ???

    iTunes Radio works fine without iTunes Match.

    If you do have iTunes Match, you get it commercial free (what few there are), else it is the same.

  • chuckynATL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I cancelled my iTunes Match subscription last year because it was too annoying only having access to half my music library in the cloud.

     

    I have about 53,000 tracks and found Amazon.com's Cloudplayer an adequate substitute for iTunes Match. This is why I like competition in the marketplace. Amazon Cloudplayer does everything iTunes Match does, including upgrading old tracks to 256, but one ups Apple with a 250,000 song limit. My only problem with Amazon is that their music importer is buggy and freezes up requiring a completely new scan or a computer reboot which is annoying if you are trying to upload a large amount of tracks, like an initial import.

     

    I'd rather have my music in iCloud and managed by iTunes but until Apple sees enough of us using Amazon's service and lifts the 25,000 limit to at least match Amazon's 250,000; I'll be listening to my music using Cloudplayer for iOS and using iTunes Radio to discover new music.

  • Monkey Lice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Gave up and moved to Amazon.  While I like iTunes, Amazon's 250K song limit won the day after much gymnastics to try to stay with iTunes.

  • natefromguildford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, I have done the same. Finally given up on iTunes Match and moved over to Amazon MP3. I no longer buy any music from iTunes any more. When are apple going to pull their finger out and sort this totally ridiculous limit???

  • munkey Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    sigh… I've done the same, just signed up for Amazon premium MP3, and will not be purchasing music from iTunes anymore. Ridiculous at this point to keep *hoping* that Apple will address this sensibly. Currently uploading my library to Amazon… 2600 of 47292

  • jhwalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The only problem with the Amazon solution is it ignores high-resolution files - I have a large number of 96k, 176.4k, 192k, DSD64 / DSD128, etc., files, and the uploader just ignores them.  I'd prefer at least a good-faith attempt at converting to MP3 At least iTunes Match will give it the old college try, either matching or uploading up to 100MB / track.

  • XXXXXXXXXXXX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Utter shame that itunes has this low limit.

     

    I've carefully kept two libraries and moved across things I listen to as opposed to cds I bought years ago and don't really play but as I near the limit I'm wondering why I don't just move to Amazon.

     

    I buy a fair bit from iTunes too so Apples loss in the long run I guess  (I know those don't count but I still have loads more cd based music and music I buy from bandcamp that I would like inside my cloud  player)

     

    seems crazy to penalise people who buy a lot of music

     

    Only commenting here on the off chance that it registers with Apple somehow - but I guess in the scheme of things upsetting a small group of people is just noise to them

  • lucasanderson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terrible song limit. iTunes Match is no longer getting renewed by this longtime Apple supporter. 25,000 limit is a joke. Everything else with this service is perfect. Amazon is now getting my money until further notice.

  • ultra-dave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am getting so sick of everyone's rants and tirades over the 25,000 song limit...

     

    Get over it.  My library was well over 60,000 songs when iTunes Match was announced.  Oh boo hoo... 

     

    "click" - no longer receiving e-mail notifications of this thread. 

     

    7 pages of the same lame argument has made me ill.

  • XXXXXXXXXXXX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what a weird attitude.

     

    So Apple make a pretty good product/service - but it has some irritating limitations.

     

    I have two choices - silently move to a competitor and live with the fact that it doesn't integrate with my devices and things, or at least have a go at saying to Apple-  hey, nice service but these limitations are becoming a bit of a showstopper for me.

     

    One person may make no difference but this is just business - if Apple see that they will make more money (by keeping current customers happy) then perhaps they will improve things. How do we let them know that things aren't quite right - grumbling in public!

     

    I reckon I give most of my personal disposable income to Apple and Amazon - in recent years the convinience of itunes and itunes match has meant a good deal of my music & video buying now rests with Apple

     

    but hey perhaps we should just all sit quietly and let companies sell us any old rubbish buying it no matter how much it doesn't meet our needs

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,720 points)

    XXXXXXXXXXXX wrote:

     

    what a weird attitude.

     

    So Apple make a pretty good product/service - but it has some irritating limitations.

     

    I have two choices - silently move to a competitor

    or silently complain here?

     

    Why not tell Apple what you want?

    -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • santranyc Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Feedback submitted. Thanks for posting the link!

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

    Here was my message to Apple on the Feedback form at:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

     

    "The 25,000 song limit is really crippling to legit users like myself who have collected music for their entire life.  My library has exploded with the addition of my vinyl collection to my library with pushed me way over the limit.  I had to do a "work-around" to use your service.  This does not fit with the "It just works" campaign.  It just doesn't work.  I use the service daily and I will continue to have 2 libraries, but this is not the way to take care of loyal customers."

     

    I'm not sure it makes a difference.  This is not a new service and there has been no recognition from Apple that many of their users (and I am going to guess the one who spen the most) are unhappy. 

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

    And this thread has had almost 70,000 views as of today!!!  That is sort of a high number Apple so people must be googling this issue and ending up here.

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