Apple Continues iTunes Match Developer Testing with iTunes 10.5.1 Beta

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With Apple having pushed iTunes 10.5 out to the public earlier today, the company has already seeded developers with a beta version of iTunes 10.5.1 to continue testing of its forthcoming iTunes Match service.

iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 includes several performance enhancements and bug fixes, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta. iTunes Match is not included in the iTunes 10.5 GM release.

As with previous builds testing iTunes Match, Apple notes that iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of the beta testing period.

iTunes Match was initially part of iTunes 10.5 and appeared set to debut alongside iOS 5 and iCloud, but at Apple's media event last week the company announced that iTunes Match would not launch until the end of October. The last beta version of iTunes 10.5 still had some remaining issues with iTunes Match functionality, and Apple has given itself a few more weeks to address those problems by pulling the feature out into a separate iTunes 10.5.1 release.

iTunes Match is a $24.99/year service that allows users to have their music libraries matched to Apple's database of over 20 million tracks, making those songs available for use on any iCloud-enabled device associated with the user's accounts. Songs not available in the iTunes Store can be uploaded to Apple's servers and also made available across devices. iTunes Match will be a U.S.-only feature at first, but Apple is apparently working to extend it to other countries soon after its initial launch.

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Top Rated Comments

jamesarm97 Avatar
145 months ago
I had pretty good matching success with 12,000 songs. It just takes forever and took many tries to get it to go. There are a few things they could improve on: Need to improve the updating of the cloud when you add new songs. Currently you need to redo all of them. Also need some way to remove unwanted songs from the cloud.
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stridemat Avatar
145 months ago

Speaking of iTunes 10.5.1 Beta... anyone got a download link yet?

On the Apple Developer portal.
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shurcooL Avatar
145 months ago
Any guesses when iTunes in the Cloud will come to Canada and other countries?
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ghostface147 Avatar
145 months ago
End of the month.
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RainbowOfBeans Avatar
145 months ago
So anyone using Match...how good is the matching success rate in these updated versions?

im using it, and its pretty nice, on 3g it can lag but i believe thats a auto buffering bug that will be fixed! :D
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rafaltrus Avatar
145 months ago
So anyone using Match...how good is the matching success rate in these updated versions?
It's very good; at least for me. I've got ~50% of my music ripped from CD's and most of them were matched with the songs on their servers, i.e. they were not uploaded again to the servers of my hard drive.

The entire service is obviously still in Beta, but it looks promising.
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