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Apple Music Getting Audio Fingerprint Matching

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Jim Dalrymple, writing for The Loop, on how Apple Music has begin using fingerprint-based song matching on the service to fix the (annoying bad) metadata-based system it was using before:

    Apple has been quietly rolling out iTunes Match audio fingerprint to all Apple Music subscribers. Previously Apple was using a less accurate metadata version of iTunes Match on Apple Music, which wouldn’t always match the correct version of a particular song. We’ve all seen the stories of a live version of a song being replaced by a studio version, etc.

    I can’t believe this isn’t what the service launched with. The key feature for me has been the combination of my library with a streaming library and every time this fucked up I wanted to randomly delete a line of code from whoever wrote this system so they could feel my pain.

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  2. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    About time they did this... I'm happy both because of the less hassle that this will give me, and the fact that I can now cancel my iTunes Match subscription and save $25 a year, since they FINALLY put the same functionality in Apple Music.
  3. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Yeah, this was so annoying, I also can't believe they didn't start the service with this.
  4. Ryan G

    Moderator Moderator

    Thank goodness.
  5. Piercalicious


    Stranger Things is soooooo obnoxiously good. I haven't been sucked in and enthralled so hard by a season of TV since probably the first season of True Detective.
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