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Google Play - Music Match, How successful are ppl finding the matching?
icstm
post Dec 15 2012, 12:58
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Hi all,

Are people finding that even quite commercial albums (but maybe from the 90s or earlier) are needed to be uploaded rather than matched with Google's service, unlike other matching services?

I am quite surprised by my experience. Even after the service running a while now, thus hopefully improving.

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post Dec 15 2012, 14:11
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Do they say anywhere that they do matching?
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post Dec 15 2012, 18:07
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They just started matching in parts of Europe but nowhere else as far as I know.
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post Dec 15 2012, 18:41
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Google Music has never matched any of my content, I had to upload all of my songs and it took a solid week. I eventually reached my song limit and have stopped using the service in favor of iTunes Match (mainly because I am in an iOS mobile world with my iPhone and iPad). I would experiment with Google Music again to see if their matching capabilities are better than Apple's.
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post Dec 15 2012, 19:43
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I know it matches in France, because I lowered the gain (before encoding, not with mp3gain) on my MP3s, and I got MP3s with gain untouched instead.


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post Dec 16 2012, 13:26
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Seems to have matched a lot of mine, unless somehow it's managed to upload 5k files overnight on a 700kbps upload connection.
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post Dec 17 2012, 17:19
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I tried to delete the queue and the pointers to the local directories it was using the library, to see if that would "reset" the system to try again.
It did not even match Queen a kind of magic. I know there have been some reissues of that album. Mine probably dates from the mid 90s and the rip from the late 90s using music match jukebox (AFAIR).

@probedb - that seems quite impressive. Is that mainly whole albums, or was the matching track by track, like iTunes?
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post Dec 18 2012, 10:05
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QUOTE (icstm @ Dec 17 2012, 16:19) *
@probedb - that seems quite impressive. Is that mainly whole albums, or was the matching track by track, like iTunes?


I'm not sure how it does it? I wonder if it depends on how you've tagged stuff as well. It's slowed down now. I've also got 6 files so far which it says it can't upload and match for some reason. I'll check into those when it's finished, which might be today smile.gif
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post Dec 18 2012, 17:58
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I have 1 error file before I cancelled the process.
I have an old Tag&Rename tool that either uses CDDB (or now owns that, grace or something? or freedb?). I think manually tweak the album title slightly as required (eg if I US import when I live in the UK). But that will then have " - US" at the end.
But it did not match albums that were pain vanilla in their tags (Album, Artist, track and # all set).
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post Dec 18 2012, 18:44
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It's slowed down now. I guess the first 5k tracks it found were all good. It's probably onto the obscure stuff now smile.gif
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post Dec 18 2012, 21:06
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Starting today: Google Music Launches Its iTunes Match-Like Scan-And-Match Feature In The U.S.
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post Dec 19 2012, 11:11
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ok, well I will try again in a month once others have done the hard uploading work (assuming that they use crowd sourcing to enlarge their own matching service with other tracks that other users have upped)
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