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    Red face iTunes Match goes live today...

    Any thoughts about connecting the SBT to iTunes Match as a music source, and thus doing an end-run around USB drives and so on?

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    Doesn't SBS/LMS already integrate with iTunes?
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    It's cloud storage

    Quote Originally Posted by MeSue View Post
    Doesn't SBS/LMS already integrate with iTunes?
    iTunes Match is a cloud-based storage service sync'd to iTunes users' local devices. You'll be able to store 25,000 songs, both purchased and (ahem) otherwise acquired.

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    First things first: has Apple released an API that would enable other companies' products to connect to iTunes Match?

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    Right... it doesn't stream anything, just allows you to match up what music you own so you can download it to other iThings. So you download to iTunes which integrates with Logitech server and there you go.

    You really think Apple is going to open it up to other devices? I doubt it. Even if they did, it's still not a streaming service and therefore requires you to download the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeSue View Post
    Right... it doesn't stream anything, just allows you to match up what music you own so you can download it to other iThings. So you download to iTunes which integrates with Logitech server and there you go.

    You really think Apple is going to open it up to other devices? I doubt it. Even if they did, it's still not a streaming service and therefore requires you to download the music.
    Oh well, I can dream. Is anyone offering to stream personal media collections?

    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danalyst View Post
    Oh well, I can dream. Is anyone offering to stream personal media collections?

    Thanks for the clarification.
    It used to be Lala.com, but Apple bought and buried it to make iCloud.

    Well, there is Google and Amazon, but you have to upload instead of matching. MP3tunes has been around a while and works with Squeezebox--same deal where you have to upload.

    I personally use Audiogalaxy to stream my personal collection when away from home (but it runs on my server, not the cloud), and Rhapsody for other stuff.
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    The just announced Google Music is meant to host 20K songs, be FOC and stream. But as I am not in the US I can try neither iTunes Match or Google Music.

    Anyone tried either service yet? Both say they will match your music and you won't have to upload tracks that are in their database. Can anyone comment on how good the matching is? For example does it make the tracks album specific or use a generic version? For example sometimes different mixes are used on different compilation albums. I wonder what criteria the matching is on, eg tags, audio sample, track length etc.

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    I didn't see that Google Music does matching, so far you could only upload and now you can directly add stuff from their store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danalyst View Post
    Oh well, I can dream. Is anyone offering to stream personal media collections?

    Thanks for the clarification.
    Stream your own to yourself.

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