I've spent the last week or so trying to get to grips with iTunes Match but it's been more trouble than it's worth to be honest! The idea is great but the workflow is just not there yet...
Anyways, I am having the following issues and would love to find out a solution to one or all of them (I currently have iTM turned on on all devices mentioned and my full library from my computer is matched):
1. When I connect my iPhone 4S to my iMac with no music stored on the phone, I select Music from the iPhone list and there are 158 songs listed, some greyed out, some not, none of them play. How do I delete these from this list? I've tried turning off iTM on both the phone and computer but this doesn't help. If I click on a song that isn't greyed out I get an exclamation mark to the far left of the track name, all the greyed out ones have a circle with 2 arrows which I presume is some kind of sync symbol.
2. After my full library was matched I deleted lower bitrate tracks and MP3 files from my computer in order to replace them with 256 AAC matched versions but downloading the files from iCloud after deleting the originals appears to be replacing it with the same file type. I have 553 MPEG audio files that wont delete and get replaced with a matched AAC version. How do I replace them with the matched AAC version stored in iCloud.
3. I have 188 AAC files in my library which will also no let me replace them with a matched version. How do I replace these? (The reason for replacing these is although they are 256 AAC files I think they originally were lower bit rate and I want to clean things up! OCD and all...)
Any help would be much appreciated and if I've missed something out let me know.