The best part is that iTunes Match scans your music library and matches the tracks with items that are already in the cloud because they are for sale within the store. As a result, even if your track has a lower quality, via iCloud you will be able to play 256-Kbps AAC tracks.
Effortlessly rejuvenate your music library by using 256 Kbps tracks
MatchUpgrade is a minimalist and streamlined Mac OS X application that detects the tracks that are included in your local music library and have a better quality within the cloud. At the same time, the app is able to upgrade the tracks, while preserving metadata such as the play counts, the artwork, or the lyrics.
Noteworthy is that the procedure also works for songs that have not been purchased via the iTunes store: you can upgrade tracks that have been extracted from CDs, or that have been purchased from other stores.
Connect to your iTunes Match service and quickly upgrade your music collection from the cloud
To be able to use MatchUpgrade, you must make sure that you are logged in to your iTunes store account within the iTunes application, and that the iTunes Match service is turned on: note that a subscription is required, and that you might need to update the service.
The next step is to launch the MatchUpgrade application and follow the on-screen instructions: the app scans your library, detects the tracks that can be upgraded, and then proceeds to performing the switch.
Uncomplicated solution for improving the quality of your music collection via iTunes Match
MatchUpgrade is a great tool if you are using iTunes Match to backup and sync your music collection between multiple devices: you can easily upgrade your local tracks to the 256 Kbps version available in the cloud, while preserving the play counts, the album artworks, and other associated metadata.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on June 10th, 2014
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Application descriptioniTunes Match iTunes Match allows you to upgrade the existing music files (imported from CDs, bought from other MP3 sto...