Hi, I just signed up for Spoitfy Premium to give it whirl. But I have some questions.
I have a somewhat large and highly organized music library in iTunes (on my Mac) and I've successfully imported all of my playlists and tracks into the desktop program. I guess what I'm confused about is how does Spotify match my track to a track in its cloud? For instance, of the 23k songs i have in iTunes, about 7800 have "matched" to the spotify version. So it appears I can stream the Spotify versions of these songs to my iphone, ipad, or my work computer. But most songs are still greyed out in my playlists when I use, say, my iPhone.
And I've noticed the number of tracks matching has changed in the last day since I signed up, does Spotify slowly match songs over time? Does my computer need to be open for this to happen? And what's up with the other 16k songs? They're mostly MP3s. Will they ever match to the Spotify version in the cloud?
Its weird because I cannot seem to find very clear information on how Spotfy matches tracks in my iTunes library. My primary concern is that I have a ton of music in a ton of playlists already in iTunes and I don't want to have to manually hunt down each track to recreate them for the "cloud" version. I've imported my playlists and Spotify sees the local files, etc, etc. It all seems to be working but are most of my MP3 files going to eventually match to the cloud version and make my playlists whole automagically?