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Old 09-29-2007, 06:46 AM
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:32 AM
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I have found the volume to be very low



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Old 09-29-2007, 08:05 AM
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Insanely slow syncing time with iTunes, and frequent freezes of not only iTunes but the whole computer due to the high amount of CPU usage. At the end of sync cycle iTunes will freeze for minutes on end, for no apparent reason. iTunes freezes if I CTRL click on too many items.
Eject takes up to 4 minutes if done through iTunes.
Compilation artists spread through the artist list.
Slow menus on the ipod, including over a minute wait every time I try to enter the playlist menu.
Volume lower than the 5.5G, and too low for classical music in particular.
Photos not displaying properly - black screen, but they do display if you use the slideshow instead.
Missing icons for games, that needed to be repurchased (a problem in itself).
Nasty clock screensaver stopping my view of what is playing.
Need to use proprietary cables to play videos.
Suspect sound quality according to some (although I am happy enough).

Thats the issues affecting mine off the top of my head. I am sure there are a few others that will become obvious as I use the device more. A definite step down in quality from the 5.5G which had hardly any of these problems. Also the iPod works far better with my macbook iTunes than the PC version, which is a pity as I far prefer to use a PC in general.




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Old 09-29-2007, 08:18 AM
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my only problem is that itunes says it 'can't read the ipod' and i have to restore the ipod :/
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:01 AM
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It frequently starts playing track 2 on a playlist or album when I select track one

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Old 09-29-2007, 09:23 AM
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1. Songs that play fine on ITUNES and 5G or 3G IPOD won't play on 160GB IPOD. They start, the album art is there, the song/album name, etc. but then skip forward to next song after a few seconds. Always happens at same place in same songs. See thread on this:

160GB - Some songs skipping forward after 2 seconds

2. Artists or Albums show up multiple times on IPOD (no, this is not a bad tagging issue and in fact the song FILES are not really on the IPOD twice, it is just the menu listing that duplicates the artist or album. See thread on this

Duplicate Albums on iPod only

3. It is certainly more sluggish moving from menu item to menu item than my 5G. If I hadn't used any other ipods I'm not sure I would notice this issue. It's the comparison to old IPODs that makes this obvious.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:28 AM
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When having an iPod in Manual sync mode, doing a reset on the iPod will cause the device to not use the LastPlayed date when calculating the playlist. It won't be until you play a song from the playlist that those recalculations occur.

Tracks out of order even though the track number is set.

Jerky video playback (has something to do with data transfer from the HD, I imagine, as if you rewind and play back the section of video again it does not do that)

Start a video and it exits you out right away if Remember Playback position is turned on and the video was never played

(existed since 5G) -- When you have a music video playing back in audio mode only and there is something wrong with the mux or it can't play back the file, it will mark the video as being played even though it never did play. It should mark it as skipped.

Screen is too bright and never turns off when connected to a PC.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:29 AM
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Speaking of albums..... If two albums exist with similar names:

Fear Of the Dark
Fear of the Dark
Train of Thought
Train Of Thought

The iPod treats these as 4 different albums instead of 2.

This is also the same for:

Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the USA

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Old 09-29-2007, 10:11 AM
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Just to be clear on my bug, I fully understand that these slight differences would create different albums. My IPOD multiple listings are not caused by "sloppy" tagging/naming such as these examples. by the way, with these slight differences in naming, you would also have separate listings within ITUNES itself. Again, Itunes listings are fine, only duplicates on IPOD itself. And not duplicate actual files (they are only on IPOD once), only duplicate listings in menu on IPOD
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:45 AM
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Just to be clear on my bug, I fully understand that these slight differences would create different albums. My IPOD multiple listings are not caused by "sloppy" tagging/naming such as these examples. by the way, with these slight differences in naming, you would also have separate listings within ITUNES itself. Again, Itunes listings are fine, only duplicates on IPOD itself. And not duplicate actual files (they are only on IPOD once), only duplicate listings in menu on IPOD
Well, in my examples, it's a result of using two different ripping programs. But still, it never used to do this. When sorting, you always TRIM the spaces off and convert everything internally to CAPS, then sort. It's just careless. You shouldn't have to correct things like this manually.

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Old 09-29-2007, 11:45 AM
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Screen saver shows time in 12 hour mode (but without AM/PM indicator) even when the clock is set to show the time in 24 hour mode.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:52 AM
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Various actions such as...view an album, or a playlist, or start a song playing will cause the screen to black out and the screen to go back to the Apple logo for around 3 or so minutes. After it restarts some of the playlists will have 0 items until the next resync. Seems to be related to certain files or smart playlists but can't be sure. 100GB of music and almost 200 playlists, majority of which are Smart Playlists. Also takes a pretty long time to eject after sync (Mac).
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:12 PM
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Lots of problems still unsolved

1. Sync and Eject: always comes back into itunes. Help: quit iTunes
2. silly sorting as artists that splits the Albums in unusable many
3. Large libraries brings the iPod to its knees.
I initially wanted to sync about 20000 songs in one go. Result - the iPod did reset itself after disconnecting and never came back. i had to restore the iPod.
Then I went in smaller parcels. Result: Until about 5000-6000 songs all runs fine. Then the eject problem starts to come up. After 15000-16000 songs the iPod start to crash - restting itself or freezing. This increases in time. Now I have reached c 19000 songs and the freezes are omnipresent. For instance: if I wake the iPod up and start Klon###e, the spinning wheel comes up and freezes. Help: Reset
4. The Reset takes for ever - about 3-4 minutes.
5. Disabling the cover art helps a little but not permanent: the problems come up about 5000 songs later.
Facit: I think the new OS of the iPod cant handle too any files and needs some maintenance. This is obvious with the cover flow problems.

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Old 09-29-2007, 01:21 PM
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UPDATE ON DOUBLE LISTING ARTISTS/ALBUMS IN IPOD: In checking for possible problems I have resolved one issue (although it is still a "bug"). For example, I have 18 albums of "The Beatles". I also have two songs with the artist name listed as "Beatles" without the the. This is on purpose as the two songs are something different. In Itunes, all is fine. But in the IPOD, when the "Beatles" songs are selected along with "The Beatles" songs, the IPOD menu first shows all 18 "The Beatles" albums, then shows the next artist as "Beatles" with the two songs, then REPEATS the listing of the artist "The Beatles" again, with all 18 albums listed. When I "uncheck" the "Beatles" two songs on itunes and resync, "The Beatles" then shows up in the menu only once with the 18 albums.

Bottom line: somehow, the software on the ipod/itunes sync system gets confused when it reads first "the beatles" then adds "beatles" because it somehow then lists "the beatles" all over again. It shouldn't do this, but I suspect it relates to the sort fields (which for "the beatles" is "beatles")
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:36 PM
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i plugged my ipod in to charge it, itunes never opened and it erased all my data so i had to load everything back on?



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