iTunes Match

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iTunes Match, does it match my needs? I use iTunes to manage my music. Go ahead and mock me. I’ve grown accustomed to it and haven’t found a better alternative. But I’m still not sure that iTunes Match is a product for which I have a need. I might follow, the lead of Clayton Morris and use it to replace low quality rips from my past I suppose. At “256-Kbps AAC DRM-free quality”, it would indeed beat the quality of my old CD rips. I still rip CDs at only 192. So, I might consider the $24.99 per year subscription to do a one time upgrade. But do I want to be limited to devices that play AAC? Not so much. Not only can MP3 play on my iOS and Android devices they can even play on that old feature phone I take out and dust off every once in a while. If I have to convert all those files, is iTunes Match still worth $24.99? I love Apple and even iTunes, but like MobileMe of yore, iTunes Match just doesn’t make sense to me.

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