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iTunes Match e redownloaded tracks, what about the quality?
Jedi82
post May 16 2012, 12:40
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Guys, i subscribed iTunes Match a month ago and i'm very happy with this service. I have all my music ripped and transcode in mp3 (vbr) except for a folder, the MISC one. In there, i put during the years lots of single mp3 songs that are very old and the quality is so bad (128,160....). So, i maybe can delete the song and redownload the AAC version of it but i was thinking: is this a true AAC version or maybe a bad transcode? I want to say, how the hell iTunes in maybe 10 second can find, download the high quality song to your mac and maintain the same name and tags? It's not strange? Did some of you made some quality test?

I'm afraid to delete all these songs and discover maybe that iTunes return me shit** version.
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Kohlrabi
post May 16 2012, 13:22
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As far as I know about iTunes Match, it identifies your audio files, and unlocks the respective audio track in your iTunes account. So you will get whatever version iTunes has of the track. The quality is as good as other iTunes tracks. Since I never used iTunes and/or Macth I cannot say anything about if or how iTunes will maintain metadata. Though it is hardly black magic to do so, essentially it will just copy over the metadata from the old file to the new one.

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