1. phenixdragon's Avatar
    Is there a way to tell which songs have been matched by Google Music? I ask because a lot of my songs, well 99.999999%, are either ALAC or AAC. I know prior that Google would re-encode AAC to MP3 meaning it was taking a lossy file and re-encoding it to another lossy format. I have about 18,000 songs I'd like to upload to Google but not with the re-encoding. If I could see which ones are matched I could then pull the ones that aren't.
    12-23-2012 02:12 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't think it should be an issue, because Google isn't converting your actual music file--it's matching your file to the original 320 kbps MP3 file that Google has, and that's the one that streams.

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    12-23-2012 05:28 PM
  3. phenixdragon's Avatar
    You misunderstand what I am asking/saying. Yes, when music is matched, it is not re-encoded. When the music is not matched, it is re-encoded to 320 MP3 if it is an AAC file. As far as I can tell, you have no way or knowing which files were matched and which were not.
    12-23-2012 05:42 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, I get it now. Hmm, not sure if there's any way to know.

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    12-23-2012 06:40 PM
  5. phenixdragon's Avatar
    No problem. My best guess at this point is that there just won't be album art, but I am not too sure about that as other music I had uploaded prior to the match being implemented had some art added. I sent Google an email to their support so maybe next week, hoping with Christmas, that I will here back from them. I really want to use Google Music but I'm not okay with my AAC being re-encoded. I am going through and reripping my music again to ALAC which I can convert to MP3 for Google but I have like 18,000 songs to go through so it is going to take a long time for me to rerip all those CDs.
    12-23-2012 07:21 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you already had album art embedded, then I think it'll upload as well, so that won't be a reliable way to tell what was uploaded vs matched.

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    12-23-2012 08:21 PM
  7. still1's Avatar
    if the songs are linked to playstore songs they are matched songs. simple as that.
    12-24-2012 09:37 PM
  8. phenixdragon's Avatar
    if the songs are linked to playstore songs they are matched songs. simple as that.
    That is correct. But how do you know which ones were matched?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I heard back from Google. They do not have a way of deciphering which songs have been matched and which have not.
    12-29-2012 08:05 AM

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