Ok...this is weird....and very annoying. Just about all the albums I have purchased from iTunes have several (or all) songs that stop abruptly and/or have a very short, very loud, high-pitched screech during a song. This is driving me nuts. This problem ONLY happens when the songs are transferred to, and played on, my iPod. The songs play fine on the Mac through iTunes. I just got a new 80 gig video iPod. The problem is there, and with my old 2nd gen 10 gig iPod. I thought it was the old iPod, so bought the new one. Didn't fix it. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, anything I can do other than wait for Apple tech support to give me the runaround? Thanks!