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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday July 05 2015, @10:55AM   Printer-friendly
from the but-apple-can-do-no-wrong dept.

According to Forbes, Apple Music Could Wreck Your iTunes Library:

At its heart, Apple Music is a simple proposition. For your monthly subscription fee, Apple will offer you access to a library of over 30 million tracks. You can listen, explore, and discover to your heart's content, and you can take that music with you wherever you go. But subscribing to Apple Music and making full use of the streaming service requires a sacrifice.

You have to hand over control of your iTunes music library to Apple and hope that Cupertino's arrogance will preserve your music collection.

[...] The issue that is upsetting many Apple users is that moment when you turn on iCloud Music for the first time and your tracks are synced to the cloud. Apple's methodology on this is not clear, but from reports and feedback from users across the internet, it appears that Apple's view of metadata and what the 'correct' track is, will take precedence over your custom edits.

The Verge's Chris Welch highlights his preference of listening to early tracks from The Beatles in mono format (just as they were recorded) rather than the automatic matching services' preferences for stereo versions. Support forums talk of collections approaching 20,00 songs becoming corrupted and full of duplicate entries, incorrect meta-data overwriting current entries, album art switched out to show the wrong albums, and more stories of personal pain. 

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:49AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:49AM (#205262)

    They will all keep using Apple stuff because it's easier to whine a bit and then sync to the next cloud rather than terminating this abusive relationship.

    Sad but true.

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  • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Sunday July 05 2015, @12:15PM

    Not long after we started dating, a former girlfriend was receiving text messages from "a friend" who alternately professed his undying love for her, then threatening to kill her or himself if she failed to return his affection.

    After a little while I realized that everytime I asked to visit, she would invite me, then later cancel because something came up. This went on for quite a long time until I caught a clue, raced over to her home and her stalker answered the door.

    Later he and I spoke on the phone. He refused to let me speak to her. I said put her on the phone or I will have the police kick in your door.

    Ten minutes later: "I'm OK Mike, don't worry about me."

    Three days later I call 9-1-1 again. Dispatcher says "We know that address". The cop that actually turns up complains that they are busy and don't have time for this. I point out that when this right chap refused to leave her home, my (now) ex-girlfriend punched him so hard she raised a big purple welt on her knuckle.

    "We will arrest her then, for assault."

    Unclear On The Concept.

    Later that evening: "They're lovebirds. Leave them alone or I'll throw you in jail."

    Eventually she tossed him out for good. I visit her, ask why she did so.

    "Mark had problems."

    Mark had problems, eh wot? That man is a serial killer of I am a monkey's uncle.

    Yes I Have No Bananas. []