I glanced through here and didn't see a post for this. I apologize if I'm duplicating efforts. I have an ipod classic. Its my second one after my first was stolen. Both of them have historically skipped songs. I've found these are random songs, but only the ones I have gotten off the itunes store. Any that I've ripped are fine. This problem continued when I got my second ipod. I've tried to just ignore this, but you know what its like to be listening to Blues and just as you are hearing their problems the song goes to the next one? I feel so incomplete. Anyway, thanks for any assistance you can provide. I really appreciate it.