iPod not playing certain tracks
January 3, 2006 7:30 AM Subscribe
Why won't my iPod play some songs that it used to play?
posted by Who_Am_I to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
On a recent car trip I was playing my iPod (4G, 20GB, exactly 1 year old) on shuffle, and I noticed that it was skipping some songs. The song would come up on the display, think for a second, and then go on to the next song. The timer never changed from 0:00 when this happened.
Fooling around with it later (not in shuffle mode) I found that some entire albums wouldn't play, while on other albums only a few songs wouldn't play.
Here's the weird part though: I plugged the iPod into my PC and took a look at iTunes (because I thought I might have deleted the music that wouldn't play and just forgotten about it) and all the tracks play fine from there. Meaning not from my PC's music library, but actually playing them off the iPod through iTunes. And it gets better: after I've played a song off the iPod in iTunes, it works again when the iPod is on it's own. In fact if I play the first track from an album through iTunes, then about the first half of the album starts working again when the iPod is on it's own (but about the second half will still just skip through).
I have done a reset of the iPod, and the HDD check from diagnostic mode came up clean. These are all CBR 128 MP3's that I personally ripped from CD's.
What's going on here? Any help is appreciated.