1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 25, 2011 9:00 AM by Michael Allbritton
xenit Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there this is my first post as the rest of the mac stuff i managed to figure out with the awesome community


I have a CD that i purchased of a south african Band that i ripped in the Itunes and i know that South Africa doesnt have a music store coz i checked however the Album does exist in the Portugese store...


Will this upgrade my rip or will they still have all the limitations that you can only Match this song with an account that has access to that country as i had to purchase these CD's Physically as i was unable to purchase it in the US on itunes.


i have yet to use match as i find that there would be no point if what i actually want it to match wont match... i have albums that i bought from all over the world but want to be sure that it will match before i subcribe to the service?

Itunes Match, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    The tracks in your iTunes library will be matched against the store in which you have an account. You don't explicitly say which store that is so for the sake of argument let's say it is the U.S. store (since iTunes Match is currently only available in the U.S. anyway).


    During the initial scan of your library if the album by the South African band is available in the U.S. store, then it will be matched. If it is not available in the U.S. store then the files will be uploaded. ITunes Match does not scan other countries stores for matches. This will apply to all the music in your iTunes library.