5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2013 5:37 AM by Jimzgoldfinch
crankerchick Level 1 (20 points)

I'm having some matching issues in that a song I ripped from my own purchased CD is matching to the instrumental version, so all of my cloud devices play the instrumental version. Senior tech support wants me to remove the song from my library and add it back, in hopes that adding it again will have it match to the right song.

 

Is there any way to do this WITHOUT actually removing it from my library? I don't want to lose my playcount for the song if I can help it, especially considering most of the time things they have you try end up not working anyway.

 

I guess my alternative is to adjust the playcount of the song after I add it back to my library, I just haven't had much success with using scripts to change playcounts when using iTunes Match. Match always overwrites my changes and forces the playcount back to what it thinks it should be, overwriting what I changed it to.


iOS 7.0.2
  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)

    Hi,

    You can create a new blank itunes library by holding option key then turn on Match. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1589

     

    You will be asked to add this computer, do so. Once process is completed you will see the tracks that you have in match.

     

    Find track you want to delete. You will be warned that track will be removed from cloud - it will not be deleted from your main library.

     

    Now go back to your original library - the icloud status will be "Removed". To see this, you need to add column to song view - go to menu > view > view options and tick box.

     

    Jim

  • crankerchick Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks, that did the trick. I actually didn't have to create another library, since I have match turned on a MacBook Pro and another desktop PC. I just deleted from the MBP and then went to my main PC and added the song back to the cloud as you instructed.

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)

    Hi,

    Glad you got it sorted out. Having a second library is great when you want to manage your iTunes library especially when you have more than 25k tracks in your iTunes library.

     

    Jim

  • crankerchick Level 1 (20 points)

    Very true and I'm quickly approaching 25k songs, so a second library is probably in my future. With iTunes Match I assume it can only work with one library?

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)

    Hi,

    You can work with more than one but the limit is based on the total number of tracks in Match.

     

    If you add tracks to your macbook they will be matched or uploaded on that machine. The tracks will be available to download in your main library. Once that is done you don"t need a hard copy on your macbook.

     

    Jim