8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2006 3:54 PM by Ryan the Magnificent
sigon2u Level 1 Level 1
My iPod is cutting songs off short and starting the next song before the previous song is finished when playing music in shuffle mode. Does not do it if playing an album selection. Is there a setting that could be causing this? I can't see anything in the manual!

HP, Windows XP Pro
  • btabz Level 7 Level 7
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    In iTunes, go to edit-->preferences. Uncheck crossfade playback. Click okay. Sync the iPod.

    See if that helps.

  • sigon2u Level 1 Level 1
    Last night I tried the following.

    - un tick crossfade and resync.
    - Reset iPod and resync.
    - Removed all related software and reloaded it again and sync'd iPod.

    None of these have made any difference, in fact now it will cut songs off short when playing albums as well.

    Appears to be getting worse!

    Do you think it could be a fault with the iPod?

    HP   Windows XP Pro  
  • tom.g.609 Level 1 Level 1
    What model and what firmware?

    If its a 60GB with 1.1, you probably just found another bug!
  • Superfli Level 1 Level 1
    Wow, it almost sounds like you've acheived gapless playback. Of course that ***** if you're unable to turn it off or reach the end of a song!!

    Like tom.g says, after reading a bunch of posts, and notwithstanding that I'm not having "those" issues, it's easy to blame 1.1 and so I'm starting to get pretty choked with 1.1........
  • sigon2u Level 1 Level 1
    The unit is a 30G G5 Video, running the latest 1.1 upgrade.
  • AbNoRMaL Level 1 Level 1
    See this thread as well.


    I'm still very disappointed with this problem.
  • vultureboy70 Level 1 Level 1
    Hi all, I think I've figured out one solution to this problem. I have a 3rd Gen iPod and was having songs cut off. Random songs at random points near the end of the song. I've read a post here about deleting the artwork from the songs on the iPod, and it worked! Long story short: Use this script from www.dougscripts.com "removeallipodartwork" to delete all artwork from the iPod, not iTunes. iTunes is fine, only the iPod is having trouble with the little bits of artwork information. If you have any doubts, manually delete artwork from just a couple of songs, update your iPod and listen for the cut off (you can fast forward to near the end of the song). Believe me, I've tried everything else for the past 18 months or so. MP3, AAC, different quality, different iTunes versions, different iPod OS, restoring the iPod, I could go on. Hope this helps.
  • Ryan the Magnificent Level 2 Level 2
    It could also be an internal problem.
    Give it a go with the Apple iPod Service Request.

    Unless someone else can find a better way to answer this, it might just be a hard drive problem that you can't fix.