Gah iPod Rant!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ErikCLDR, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Ok so as I had been talking about in other threads I had been having some issues with my iPod touch- it would play music but then randomly the audio would cut out and sometimes it would just skip to the next song. I tried reinstalling iTunes, updating the iPod, reseting, restoring, etc. I went to the apple store and they replaced the iPod basically with no questions asked.

    I got home, synced my music, and the same problems occurred. I called up apple...
    Call #1: Told me to recreate library and restore ipod, if that failed create a new user account and restore ipod again... no dice

    Call #2: Downloaded free song to test on iPod, it worked but who knows. If I synced my music files from my computer onto other iPods the problems still exists. If I sync my music files on another computer to an iPod the problem still occurs. I concluded my files must be messed up.

    Call #3: Retold my story again to a lady and she suggest I reimport all my music. I laughed and told her a I have 4954 songs which is over 4 years of accumulated music. She transfered me to a product specialist. The guy had me clear iSync logs and then log info from iSync to be sent to the apple engineering Dept. I have yet to hear back from them.

    The strange thing is that the music plays fine on my computers, on other computers, on CD's, and on my cell phone. There is something about putting the files on an iPod that doesn't work. The problem happens with iTunes songs, CD imports, Limewire, everything.

    I am really pissed and if apple says "too bad" heads will role. I've spent $300 on the iPod, $25 on a case, $30 on a charger, $50 on a dock, $300 on an iPod Hifi, and probably $150-300 on iTunes Songs. Not to mention I spent $1800 on a Powerbook that has been replaced, I just threw $300 into it to get a new power inverter board or something, I am on BT mouse #2 as well. I had my first iPod replaced 2x within 1 year. I am not a happy camper lol.
  2. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Is iTunes authorization for your machines setup and working? - maybe it's that - try de-authorizing all your machines, and authorizing each one again, then re-sync. :)

  3. wizard macrumors 68040

    May 29, 2003
    This sounds like a hardware problem to me. Are you using Apple supplied ear buds and did you replace them when you swapped hardware? My thinking is a shorted lead wire.

  4. ErikCLDR thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    It's not the headphones or USB connection. The problem occurs with my iPod connected to headphones, my iPod HiFi, and our Bose wave radio. I've sent some of my problematic songs to people I know. They get the same issue- it plays on their computer, but not correctly in their iPod.

    I don't think its authorization either. It have the problem with iTunes purchased songs, but also imported songs.

    Music works most of the time, but you get the random stoppage of playing. There are a few songs that will play for 10 seconds and then stop, if you fast forward they will play for another 10 sec. I burned to CD them and they play fine. I reimported them and the new imports don't have the 10 second playing issue...

    I am bewildered... as is Apple
  5. TP-Eric macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Do the hiccups/skips happen at precisely the same point in each song that this happens in? If so, it's the music.

    Solution: Make a note of which songs have this problem. Then, either convert them to AAC in iTunes or transcode them in your favourite transcoder. Chances are this would be a hell of a lot better than redoing your entire collection.

    Out of curiosity, are these your own rips or ones you downloaded?
  6. ErikCLDR thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    The songs that hiccup and stop playing are imported from limewire or CD's.

    The songs that just stop playing are from iTunes (already in AAC)

    It's very random when it occurs. On a trip to NH it occurred about 5 times in 45 minutes.

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