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4881 Views 35 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2007 10:06 PM by Justin Horne
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 5:43 PM (in response to Justin Horne)Wow these iPods are even worse than the 40GB 4th Gens...
Keep us updated man! I'll subscribe for updates.Customized Dimension 9100, Windows XP Pro, 20GB iPod photo
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 5:53 PM (in response to Justin Horne)Some more.. Just a copy and paste from the other forum, don't take offesne, but I'm telling the same stuff, so...:)
Well, I figured I'd alert Apple. I'm on hold with tech support, with an estimated 15 minute wait. Probably stuck behind hundreds of people who can't gets the "do not disconnect" message to go away...
In the meantime, the iPod has gotten worse. I now can't even get it t oturn on, it'll show the apple logo a while, start to show the main menu, then crash again.
Wow...PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 6:26 PM (in response to Justin Horne)I am having the same problem. Even took the iPod to the Apple store for a replacement, but the new one is exhibiting the same problem. Apple better come out with a software fix for this soon.Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 6:31 PM (in response to aantono)If you can, try it on a different computer. If it works there the problem is somewhere on your computer.PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Powerbook G5 15", AEXs, US iPod set (Red Nano, White 5G, Blue Shuffle)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 6:44 PM (in response to deggie)Maybe aantono can, but I can't, only one computer.
However, at the suggestion of an iLounge user, because the problem dows seem to be art related, I've taken all the album art off the iPod (uncheck the display album art box) and the problem seems to be gone.
Something is happening with the iPod and it's use of artwork...
I'm in the process of wiping all art from the library and redownloading it through the "get album art" menu.PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 7:26 PM (in response to deggie)Don't you just hate it when someone pipes in and tells you that whats happening isn't happening. Geeze---this is a major mess up and still no word from Apple on the fix.Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 9:05 PM (in response to Justin Horne)To help narrow things down, how are you getting artwork onto your tunes? Do you add your own by downloading images and copy/pasting them in iTunes, do some of them come preloaded with artwork from other sources, or do you have iTunes add them automatically? What sizes of artwork do you typically have (dimensions & file size)?PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 9:44 PM (in response to Proggie)Prior to today, I had iTunes grab all the art that it could autoticlly, and filled in as much as I could of the rest using mostly Amazon
At the suggestion of an iLounge poster, I wiped off ALL the iTunes art from the iPod. The iPod quit freezing.
I then totally wiped out all the art from my library (GAH!!!!) and had iTunes automaticly redownload as much as it could.
Synced this to the iPod...
iPod started freezing exactly as before.
There's a glitch in some piece of software. Considering where the freezes happen, it has to be something with how the iPod is retrieving the stored art to display on the main menu...
If it matters, I'm a C2D Macbook running 10.4.10, with all updates to all software..
Not to brag or anything, but I'm a relatively 'advanced' mac user... I only say that because I've been on these forums and others long enough, I've seen some funny stuff done by users.. point is, it's the iPod, not me.PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 9:49 PM (in response to Justin Horne)very interesting... I wonder if it's something with the iTunes artwork specifically or artwork in general. Thanks for the updatePowerBook G4 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 10:17 PM (in response to Proggie)No problem.
I'm just as curious as you are, and looking forward quickly to a resolution.
Does Apple read these forums?
I called tech support, but they were rather useless.
In all honesty, I Was offere a replacement, but I declined, as I don't ffeel it's a hardware issue, so I'll wait it out until Apple says something.
As an early adopter, I actually EXPECTED bugs. I didn't expect the iPod to be useless, and in my case, it essentially is, unless I disable all art. Also, I'll be one of the first to say: Without art, the new interface is ugly.PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 10:24 PM (in response to Justin Horne)i too expected some bugs, but not so many MAJOR ones (crashing, no video out for old docks/cables, slow cover flow..). Did you submit feedback to apple via the ipod feedback page?PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 10:37 PM (in response to Proggie)I have not, do you have a link, I cna't find it?
Also, on a semi related note, from reading iLounge, it doesn't seem the lack of video out is a bug... The seem to be forcing you to use Apple chipped products (universal dock, new video cables, etc.)
Considering I have a dock (non universal) and video cables (both of which are APPLE products and do the EXACT same things as the ones they want me to buy for $50 EACH), I'm very annoyed that these do not work, purely by Apple's choice.PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.3.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 10:47 PM (in response to Justin Horne)http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html though it hasn't been updated to include the classic.
Yeah i read about the authentication chips too, and I'm still hopeful that this is an overreaction and something that can be fixed via firmware. I have a keyspan AV dock that I only used a couple of times before my 5.5 80GB was stolen and I was looking forward to using it with the classic.
I'm even more annoyed that the camera connector doesn't work with the classics either! This doesn't seem to have any reason for not working since there even isn't a new version of the camera connector. I take a lot of photos and I rely on the connector to offload flash cards. Disgraceful that Apple removed support for it, and many other things without saying anything on the classic webpage. Games don't work either! shame shame..PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 10:58 PM (in response to Proggie)Haha, you too?
iLounge reviewers/commenters more or less said good ridance to the Camera connectors death, but I use it too!
I use a Canon 20D, and only have 2 card to shoot it on. Sure, the CC was rather slow and it sucked down battery, but honestly, I liked it... In a pinch, it's a great way to avoid carrying a laptop to dump a card on, and it always worked reliable in the past for me.Macbook Black C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 GB ram