I'm having a small issue with my iPod mini. The ipod itself works just fine and I store all my music in it (I don't store any on the computer). But the moment I connect via USB to my iBook, and play the music through iTunes, music stutters for my songs every couple seconds. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. Is my USB connection too slow for the bitrate of the songs? (I rip my some cds at 256). It doesn't seem to happen to all songs, and it's not at any specific location it happens. Does this happen to anybody else or is this an issue with my iPod?