Ever since Apple launched iTunes Match late last year, it’s been great for being able to have a copy of your music available everywhere, on your iPhone, computer and your Apple TV. One of the best features for me is being able to ‘match’ music I’ve ripped from elsewhere. This is great for lots of older stuff I ripped from CDs at a much lower bitrate (128kbps MP3).
What Match doesn’t do however, is ‘fix’ metadata. When you import a CD, usually you’re able to match it with CDDB so you get the track titles and artists for that CD without manually adding them. But this (usually) doesn’t work with custom/obscure CDs, such as a mixtape from a friend. And you could’ve been lazy and went easy on the tags, not filling out the artist correctly.
It’d be great if Match could offer to fix track metadata, afterall, it knows the music is available in the iTunes Store!
Fortunately, there’s a few ways to fix that, and it doesn’t take too long… (If you’re on a PC, head towards the bottom of the post)