How to fix iTunes Match Error tracks

By Dan Moren, Macworld |  Cloud Computing, iTunes, iTunes Match

Now, one downside to AIFF is that it's a lot larger than compressed audio, such as the AAC format that Apple uses. But, if your track is matched to iTunes's database (not just uploaded), you can delete the AIFF version in your iTunes library--this time making sure to not delete the version on iCloud as well--and re-download a pristine 256-kbps AAC file. (If you have a lot of files you need to fix, then you might take an extra step and use iTunes to convert them back to AAC files before uploading, to speed up the process.)

You can skip a lot of the above conversion hooplah if you use a program like Rogue Amoeba's Fission audio editor. Because Fission is lossless, you can open an AAC file and re-save it without any degradation in quality. Depending on the errors in the original file, the new version that you save might upload to iCloud successfully. (It did in at least one of my tests, even though Fission noted that there were errors in the file when it re-saved it.)


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