Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to dJacobsen)
Been happening to me all day, too, after I upgraded to iTunes 10.5.2 and clicked on Update iTunes Match. Not sure if it was happening before the upgrade, though, since I hadn't tried to update for a couple weeks.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2011 6:47 PM (in response to dJacobsen)
I'm guessing this is an Apple server issue, but I'm not hearing a lot about it, so I'm beginning to wonder if it's happening to a small number of us. Does anyone know if this is a widespread issue?
See: More LIke This right side of this page.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Thanks. I checked out those discussions before starting this one. Although they might be related, the other threads seem to mostly be about trouble initially setting up the match, trouble with uploading song information, or in one case, apparent duplicate charges from Apple.
The problem I'm seeing is slightly different in that it happens during a download, when the server is attempting to send the match info back to iTunes. The suggested fixes didn't work, nor did some others I tried.
I thought the issue might be fixed with the last iTunes update, but it wasn't. I had the same issue with 10.5.1 and 10.5.2. It sounds like there are multiple problems on Apple's side. It's been a week, but I guess we'll continue to wait and see.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2011 12:54 PM (in response to dJacobsen)
Well, it's working for me again. The only thing I did differently today was go to a second Mac, start with a fresh iTunes library, and then enable Match there. When that was complete, went back to the original Mac and it started working again. If you have access to another machine, try this. Or maybe just create a new account on your machine and run Match over there.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to joejoethedogfaceboy)
It's working for me, too. I turned iTunes Match back on this morning after I saw your post, and everything seems to be back to normal. I guess Apple was able to sort out whatever server issues they were having.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 5:43 PM (in response to dJacobsen)
I just signed up for iTunes Match yesterday, and am getting the same error... it seems like the issue is related to not receiving Genius results from Apple. It worked for a while, then my iTunes crashed and I've had problems ever since. Any suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to dbjohnson)
The only think I can suggest is something you may have tried already: Turn off iTunes Match in the Store pull-down menu, then turn off Genius in the Store pull-down menu. Wait until the Genius info is deleted. Quit iTunes. Restart iTunes, turn Genius back on from the Store menu, and go through the steps to set Genius up. Let Genius completely go through the setup process, and then turn iTunes Match back on. Go through the steps to set up iTunes Match and wait.
I just did this as a test, and iCloud apparently keeps all of the information from the last sync, so the setup only took a few minutes. Apparently iCloud and Genius are working today, at least for my account.
I hope this helps. Good luck!