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Old 13-11-2012, 09:51
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Looking like a great service this, upload 25,000 songs to cloud storage for free. Then stream from any android device or web browser.
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:58
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I thought "upload" was basically uploading the track details so playback uses a world database like Spotify....... not physically uploading every song I have! !

Its going to take ages on my connection as my upload speed is only 300-400kbps.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:14
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I thought it was going to be a matching service, but mine has literally uploaded 2000 songs.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:18
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I've been using this for a few weeks, didn't it launch in the UK a few weeks/months ago?
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:19
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I thought it was going to be a matching service, but mine has literally uploaded 2000 songs.
That's coming soon.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:21
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seems like they could release an app that does the matching locally.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:21
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where can i find this??
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:22
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I thought "upload" was basically uploading the track details so playback uses a world database like Spotify....... not physically uploading every song I have! !
I believe it uses an audio fingerprint of each track to match with one already in the Google library. But tracks that aren't in the library will still need to be uploaded.

About 1000 of my tracks were quickly matched, with the rest gradually being uploaded.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:28
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Can you add your own songs to the cloud? or purchased songs only?
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:43
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Can you add your own songs to the cloud? or purchased songs only?
Your own. Up to 20,000, I think. I uploaded 2000, none of which have been purchased from Google Muic.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:47
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Your own. Up to 20,000, I think. I uploaded 2000, none of which have been purchased from Google Muic.
Where do you put the song files in order for it to upload?
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:49
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available from:

http://music.google.com

To upload photos you need to download a little Windows/Mac app which will try and match songs to Google's database and upload the rest. It searches in obvious places like "My Music" folders and itunes folders but you can tell it to search particular folders as well. I did this before the match thing came out, so just left it running for a couple of days, no big deal.

Then you can play your music on any browser, on any device
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:50
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where can i find this??
http://play.google.com/music/

Just started uploading 12,000 songs...
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:52
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4,000 songs still to go at 300kbps - mine are all top quality mp3 too. do'h!


how do you find out the ones that Google have matched ... I cant have 4000 un-matched songs
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:55
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How many gb is 4000 songs?
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:59
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How many gb is 4000 songs?
Depends on the length of the song and the recording quality but an average track is about 3-4MB that means 4,000 songs is about 12-16GB.

You can find out exactly by checking the size of your music folder.
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:00
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how do you find out the ones that Google have matched ... I cant have 4000 un-matched songs

guessing they'll be ready to play at music.google.com.....
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:19
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How many gb is 4000 songs?
Depends on the length of the song and the recording quality but an average track is about 3-4MB that means 4,000 songs is about 12-16GB.

You can find out exactly by checking the size of your music folder.
According to windows my Music Folder is 26,9GB with 3,941 files.

With a Google Music upload rate of 400kbps, this..... is......going.....to.....take.......a......long.......time.
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:23
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According to windows my Music Folder is 26,9GB with 3,941 files.

With a Google Music upload rate of 400kbps, this..... is......going.....to.....take.......a......long.......time.
Hmmm looks like you have some high bit rate music in there. That's an average of almost 7MB per track. Either that or you have some videos in there somewhere.
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:41
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I have 221 albums and its uploading 2,795 files....
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:03
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A better idea would be a bit of software on your PC that analyses all your music rather than uploading stuff that could take ages!
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:06
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The widget for this has just froze on my S3 not even clickable now. Froze my phone up just before it finally went kaput.
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:10
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My plan is to sell my ipod or give it my partner, then just use this as for my music. I hardly listen to my ipod because its ANOTHER device to carry about.

I'm going to download albums to my phone, then delete them when i get bored.
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:14
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A better idea would be a bit of software on your PC that analyses all your music rather than uploading stuff that could take ages!
Well, it does download a bit of software to your PC - Google Music Manager.

I'm not convinced that it scanned and matched anything of mine. All my music is commerically available in the UK, and yet it took several hours to upload over 2000 tracks.
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:21
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Maybe I'll start uploading on the weekend. I guess it's gonna be time consuming. Some of the albums are even cheaper than amazon. I wonder how long these prices will hold.
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