As our friend told us Nehuen, Apple just released iTunes version 10.5.1 main innovation that brings the official launch of iTunes Match, the company servicing the block that perfectly complements iTunes in the cloud, the system music storage that was released a few weeks ago. Taking into account that Cupertino had assured Match iTunes would be available in the U.S. during the month of October, the new product comes with two weeks late, but not without some tracks that made ??you think of an impending arrival, as the general reset that occurred this weekend in the accounts of the developers.
What users will find the iTunes Match ? A system for analyzing our personal music library stored on our computers we then match on the apple servers. In the case of occurrence of this change matches our copy Match iTunes by Apple and makes it available through iTunes in the cloud for all our devices. This is a client as being grateful that the copy will be given to matching quality 256 kbps AAC DRM-free and generally well above the ratios that we usually use to play music from a CD to iTunes.
In the event that the coincidence does not occur because it is a song that Apple does not offer its music catalog for sale, then simply add our song to the apple servers that we can also use it after download, on our iPhone, iPad or Mac This latter circumstance is not common, considering that Apple has an extensive catalog of 20 million songs. As you can see in the picture below , the initial setup of iTunes Match is divided into three steps: first we analyze our library following a process similar to the Genius recommendations, after being matched Apple’s servers and finish up those titles have not found its equivalent.
As if anyone can see in iTunes Match a double-edged sword, especially getting on the side of the record, how can they have let a product like this that goes directly against their interests? Not so much … if you know all the details. Imagine that an American user has a collection of pirated music, how much the record of those songs? 0, no. But now comes Apple and, in exchange for the user to use this music at any time on any device wirelessly from the cloud, offers to pay $ 25 a year. The part that corresponds to the record of this is unknown but it sure was enough to convince them to receive money that never would have received from pirated music.
But this does not create a bad precedent? That is, if I live in the United States and I know that my music can be “legalized” in this way, does not encourage me to download even more music from external sources and free instead of buying from the iTunes Store? This is something that Apple must prove itself and I guess I will have done very well their numbers. Anyway, remember that there is a limit of 25,000 songs that were not purchased from the iTunes Store, so that all illicit prática end at some point.
Simple right? Comes time to answer some other questions that may arise on the service we are analyzing:
How many devices I can use to access my collection uploaded Match with iTunes? A maximum of ten, and at most five computers, five and two IOS devices Apple TV.
How to make the system work analysis matches the best way? Library is important that our personality is neat and well labeled.
When you are ready outside the United States? Still not known with certainty because it depends on the negotiations to be carried out with each distributor Apple label. It is hoped that in places like Spain will take considerable time to reach the optical archaic knowing they still possess in these parts. Germany, France, UK and Canada are among the countries best positioned to gain access to Match iTunes
What happens if I delete a song or an album and I do not want it available on iTunes Match? Just go to Update iTunes Store Match from the top menu option in iTunes.
What happens if I pay? In that case, Apple will no longer offer personal collection rise, remaining only iTunes Store purchases. But that does not mean that we eliminate the collection of disk storage, will be for local use.