I am having the same problem but I cannot get my tv shows, movies, or audiobooks to play. I have updated my Itunes and even have the most recent update on my Ipod. When I want to listen to watch the tv show it acts like it is going to play then it kicks me back to the menu listing the other tv shows for what ever season. I also have checked all the songs on my Itunes to make sure they work and they work just fine on I tunes but will skip on my Ipod.
Thanks for the info, I see that all software are uptodate.
Try the Hard reset on the iPod
- After charging till full charge, at least 2 hours (preferably 4 hours)
- Toggle the Hold switch, make sure you dont see the red mark when you do the next step
- Reset the iPod -> Press Menu and Center button simultaneously for about 10 secs or till the Apple Logo comes ON
- Then release the buttons
- Select your preferred language.
Here is the Apple support Article on the 5Rs
If this doesn't help, try a Restore/Update the iPod software.
if your music is MP3, then google "MP3 validator", download and then run it, this will fix the ID3 tag coruuption, which causes the song skipping.
Well, I decided to Restore my ipod to try and correct the problem. It removed the 15000 songs I had on the device. Now, I cannot sync without constant error messages and iTunes freezing. I've spent hours trying to reload the songs. My best success was getting about 4000 songs on it after about 3 hours of babysitting before the program freezes to where I have to re-boot and I lose everything that was accomplished. I don't think the problem is with iTunes or my computer. It feels like the ipod is causing the problems. Any ideas?
Most sync failures like yours are cause by bad Hardisk clusters.
Do the iPod Diskdiagnostic, refer to this excellent post by tt2.
It wont fix your problem, but help you decide, if you need to replace the hardisk, or get some 3rd party HDD tools that can marked the bad clusters. and prevent them from being used by iTunes and freezing the whole PC.
Have a nice day!
Bilbo, thank you for your help. The diagnostic showed my hard drive was fried. I have done the big fix: I have replaced my ipod with a new 160gb. Not the way i wanted to go, but it loaded 15,000 songs no problem and I am once again a happy man. Without the diagnostic tool, my frustration would have just gone on and on.