I uploaded all my music on the cloud. But now that I want to sync my iPod nano no music is copied on the device... I understand that the music, including all my purchased music is on the cloud... But I would expect iTunes to be smart enough to download the music first and then to copy it to my iPod. However nothing seems to be happening when I sync in iTunes, no error and no music copied on the device...
I looked around and I can't find any help...
Anyone can explain how can you simply sync and iPod when the music is in the cloud??
Hmmm, ok. I guess that this is definitively unclear... I did removed the actual physical files from my drive, actually just backed them up somewhere else... And in addition to that it was also confusing to have iCloud and local files in iTunes....
iTunes Match does not magically change the location of the iTunes library to the cloud. iTunes still requires the files to physically be on your computer HDD so it can play them, unless you delete the files from your library.
To be clear, is there a way in iTunes match to download all of your music back in one shot, I.e. select all and download, or something similar? That's important as it will let me change the way I see and use that service from apple....
Yes. Highlight all the tracks you want to download, the right-click (or Control+click) and choose "download." However it will be more efficacious for you to restore your iTunes library from the backup you made prior to deleting all the files.
So what happens when I buy some music in the iTunes store? Isn't it automatically just added in iTunes match? Note that I haven't bought new music since i started using imatch.
Yes. Any new music you purchae from the store will be downloaded to your computer, marked as "purchased" and immediately be availble to any other iOS devices you have assocciated with your iTunes Store account ID and have iTM enabled.