Is there any way of avoiding the brief gap between tracks on ipod? This happens even on albums with overlapping tracks (ie live recordings) even though it doesn't occur when played on itunes. It's a new 20gb one if that makes any difference. Also, I've recorded 200+ cd's at 160kbps joint stereo "on" (fairly tedious!). Would VBR normal stereo have been better? (I really hope not!) Thanks.