I recently upgraded from a 4G 20GB ipod to a 160GB Classic. With random songs, the ipod will stop playing the song with about 25% left, pause for about 1-2 seconds, then resume playing. The same song does not do this in iTunes, nor did it do this on my 4G 20GB. All songs are 256KB AAC, 90% are ripped from CD in iTunes. I have about 110GB of music, 0GB of video, and 3GB of photos. Using XP Pro SP2, most recent firmware update for ipod, most recent software update for itunes, and it's done this since January. Restoring/flashing ipod doesn't help the problem. Is anyone else experiencing this?