iTunes Match It has officially opened its doors. After a few months of delay with regard to the expected date of commissioning of the service, Apple confirmed the activation of the same with the publication on their servers for the update of the program iTunes 10.5.1, compatible with the new feature that will allow us to bring to “ cloud ” your music library by 24.99 per year (19 euros at current Exchange) and synchronize it with our mobile devices, whether it’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
It will be the own iTunes which I scanned the entire library, track by track, by checking if there is already a copy of the same on Apple servers. Which means that we will not have to go through the tedious process of having to upload the content of it by our own means, with the added audio tracks in 256 kbps DRM-free AAC format, regardless of the quality of sound which are already scanned into our computer.
In theory, iTunes Match will allow us to enjoy both files extracted from original audio formats without having to buy them on iTunes. However, practice shows that the Cupertino they do not have at the moment no mechanism that differentiates between files obtained from legal form of those who were not so much, so, taking advantage of certain “ vacuum ”, even those tracks downloaded via P2P networks long ago will become part of our library with all of the law.
Perhaps one of the reasons, for the moment, iTunes Match is only operational in the United States or for those who have an account in the iTunes Store in that country.