iTunes Match and the unmatched music
I had a quick review of iTunes Match and it appeared that not all my music was matched. More surprisingly, well know music ripped from Audio CD. I decided to rerun the process with only a small bunch of music to see if this can be solved. I cleaned the iTunes local library, iCloud storage and disabled iTunes Match. Then imported the music, enabled iTunes Match and checked what happens.
My iTunes Match review
Yesterday, I read (again) about iTunes Match. I already knew about that service but felt like it was useless to me. Read more about iTunes Match on it’s official Webpage . Short story is: iTunes Match is a Cloud service that scans your actual iTunes music library, checks which music iTunes knows about and enables you to get that music from any of your device, using your iTunes account. The service costs about $30 per year and is limited to 25000 songs and 10 devices.
Convert your MP3 into an iPhone ring tone
Most of my iTunes music is in mp3 format. Mostly because I dumped my CDs far before using iTunes. Far before using Mac OS X in fact… Anyway… I remember I used to use my mp3 files as ring tone when I used a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic. And that was quite easy to do. Something like, going to ring preferences and selecting the mp3 files. But with the iPhone, it is just not possible. Or at least, it is not possible straight away. This is how I did it.