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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @04:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @04:01PM (#205303)

    Well at least it is not like MS Media Player which just straight up corrupts MP3s that have the TXXX tag in them. A bug reported in 2009 is still there even in the win 10 preview. I even reported the bug with a video on how exactly to do it and a detailed step by step report. If you do not have the TXXX tags in your mp3s you are 'ok'. You usually pick them up if you used picard.

    I think I am the only person that likes actually media player. But I can not let it anywhere near my mp3 files.

    That would pretty much tick me off though. I have spent *years* getting those tags right. Never liked the way iTunes was laid out. Had some good luck with media monkey though.