Ensuring that a track doesnt match?

GO TO ADMIN PANEL > ADD-ONS AND INSTALL VERTIFORO SIDEBAR TO SEE FORUMS AND SIDEBAR

DJSimonmurray

Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2015
Messages
47
Points
6
Hi,

I suspect i already know the answer to this query and its no, but was wondering is there anyway with iTunes/Music match to ensure that a track doesn't match?

May sound odd but i purchased iTunes match purely for making my library available in the cloud, not for the matching facility.

I currently rip all my music in lossless format from mac to music but when match kicks in.....

1. It matches some tracks on an album but not others - Meaning that if you stream from a secondary device using iCloud library some tracks are different volumes etc and soundcheck is pants....

2. It matches the wrong version of a song.

3. It cannot identify continuous albums with some matches meaning gaps in continuous mixes, live concerts etc.

If there was a way to avoid music matching the track and instead have music upload my version that would be great. I know some people have what i would consider 'silly' work arounds to 'beat the system' such as adding silence to beginning of tracks, but i'm just wondering is there some other way to keep my lossless format and upload as opposed to match?

As i said at the start i suspect the answer is no....

Thank you anyway, appreciated as always

Simon.
 

cjmnews

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 26, 2006
Messages
9,972
Points
63
Location
Arizona
This seems to be a common problem with Apple Match. Something I don't recommend anyone to use. Mostly because the library is modified by Apple and if the user quits Match, then they can lose their entire library unless they made a backup before Match was enabled, and restore it.

Anyway, let see if we can fix your issues.

1. You could try to make none of them match by altering the Artist and Album names so they are intentionally altered to not match. Example: Celine Dion could become Celene Dion_ so it won't match.

2. Not much you can do about this as they have a license for a particular version, so that is what you would get. Making them not match should work.

3. I tend to rip the Album as a whole track to be truly gapless. This would also not match anything, as the track name is the album name.

My guess is misspelled artists and albums should get you around the matching issue. Playlists would need to be updated to get the bad spelling if they use these fields.
 

DJSimonmurray

Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2015
Messages
47
Points
6
This seems to be a common problem with Apple Match. Something I don't recommend anyone to use. Mostly because the library is modified by Apple and if the user quits Match, then they can lose their entire library unless they made a backup before Match was enabled, and restore it.

Anyway, let see if we can fix your issues.

1. You could try to make none of them match by altering the Artist and Album names so they are intentionally altered to not match. Example: Celine Dion could become Celene Dion_ so it won't match.


2. Not much you can do about this as they have a license for a particular version, so that is what you would get. Making them not match should work.

3. I tend to rip the Album as a whole track to be truly gapless. This would also not match anything, as the track name is the album name.

My guess is misspelled artists and albums should get you around the matching issue. Playlists would need to be updated to get the bad spelling if they use these fields.
[/QUOTE

Thank you so much for the help.

1. Not sure this would work as i thought the match process analysed the waveform of the track and ignored the metadata, perhaps im wrong?

If if does take the metadata into account that could indeed work. I just always assumed it was the waveform

Best

Simon
 

cjmnews

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 26, 2006
Messages
9,972
Points
63
Location
Arizona
I am assuming the meta data is used as the meta data is what iTunes uses to match album artwork, if that is enabled. Having incorrect tags will cause no album art to be downloaded.
 

DJSimonmurray

Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2015
Messages
47
Points
6
I am assuming the meta data is used as the meta data is what iTunes uses to match album artwork, if that is enabled. Having incorrect tags will cause no album art to be downloaded.
One way to find out..... Let me check and will revert
 

DJSimonmurray

Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2015
Messages
47
Points
6
No, as suspected dosent work. I actually wiped all the core metadata to test and it still matches. Renamed all aspects and wiped artwork, still matches. It is analysing the waveform..........
 
Top