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ichunes in the Cloud

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Posted by Drew
Jun 6, 2011 14:51:22 GMT -5
So this thread isn't for everybody. But personally, I keep my music on ichunes. I then put my music on my iPod, and when I want to switch what's on there I sync it manually. Which is often. I also have about 60,000 songs on my computer, so I can only ever have a fraction of it available if I'm not at my computer.

It's been coming for weeks, and I've been monitoring it because it's potentially huge for me, and they just announced it - ichunes will be in the cloud. You can download the music you've purchased from the ichunes store on any device for free, but even better than that, for $25 a year, you can do ichunes Match and have all of the music on your computer (even stuff you didn't buy from ichunes store, which for me is most of it) available to you on any device, anywhere.

So with my 32GB iPhone I can now access all 300GB of my music anytime. This...is really cool.

www.apple.com/icloud/features/
Posted by Drew
Jun 6, 2011 14:56:47 GMT -5
From what I understand it doesn't upload (like amazon or google music), it just scans. It says 20,000 songs will take just minutes.
Jun 6, 2011 14:58:12 GMT -5
Your right, i posted before i read the link....Sounds pretty cool actually....

If your looking for an alternative, audiogalaxy works pretty good as a free alternative...
Posted by Drew
Jun 6, 2011 15:00:21 GMT -5
Hmm I had heard of Audiogalaxy but I'm always wary of third party applications like that - it works pretty well for you? Do you use it on your phone?
Posted by chaco
Jun 6, 2011 15:07:13 GMT -5
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I also have about 60,000 songs on my computer


Jealous. I had about a quarter of the music when my laptop was stolen. Now I'm back to a pitiful couple thousand.

Anyway, this sounds like it'd be pretty cool if I had a use for it.
Jun 6, 2011 15:11:00 GMT -5
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Hmm I had heard of Audiogalaxy but I'm always wary of third party applications like that - it works pretty well for you? Do you use it on your phone?


Yeah it works best playing on a phone...
Posted by Drew
Jun 6, 2011 15:13:40 GMT -5
The only differences that I can tell are that ichunes Match hosts all your music on Apple servers somewhere - which is sort of a big difference because then your computer doesn't have to be on and connected to the internet at home for you to use it. Also that ichunes Match gives you 256kbps versions of your songs even if they're lower quality on your computer which is cool. I guess that's what you pay the $25 a year for.

Either way, I'll be using one of these services asap.
Posted by StormyPinkness
Jun 6, 2011 15:14:54 GMT -5
Posted by esrever
Jun 8, 2011 9:43:37 GMT -5
^^ Definitely this.