1st and or 2and somgs skip on ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, May 11, 2015.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I have recently been dealing with odd behavior from my modified ipod classic with an a256gb sd card in it, album art would be pixelated, first and second songs of an album would skip, or feeze, and just general odd behavior, and it seemed random, it would not do it all the time.

    so I then tried syncing my irunes library of music to another ipod classic 7th gen this one with the stock 160 gb hard drive, all has been fine until today, when in cover flow I clicked on an album to play, and the first song would just show the amount of time but would not play, skipped to second song, same thing. so now this behavior is happening on this one.

    I am starting to think there might be some problems with the song files, and not the ipods, they are m4a songs that I converted from flac files in dbpoweramp, I googled skipping and freezing, and there are problems like this.

    there are about 400 plus albums in my itunes library and it would be way to tedious to go through each one and check and try to fix errors, especially since I dont know what is exactly wrong.

    I thought the m4a format would be especially compatable, it is an apple format, and have read that it produces slightly better sould quality and a sucessor to mp3.
  2. noodles5666 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2010
    Depends on what the original iPod was. The 5G/5.5G have issues with files encoded at higher bit rates. Pretty sure anything over 1000kbps will cause the issue that you are seeing about songs skipping every other song. I had that on a few of the models I sold so I moved over to modding 7.5G Classics.
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I am encoding all my albums at m4a @ 256kpbs, and the ipod this is currently happening on is a 7th gen ipod classic with an original 160gb hard drive, I also had this same issue with a modded ipod classic 7th gen with a pny class 10 sdxhc card.

    I have never had this issue with mp3 files, these were encoded @256 kbps with dbpoweramp.

    I may just go back start a new itunes library and load back mp3 albums, this time @ 320 kbps.

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