Isn't another option just to turn off the power save? Doesn't that prevent the skipping at the expense of some reduced battery time?
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12/31/08 at 2:45pm
Yeah, typo, sorry.
And by 'sell it' I just meant get rid of it either by selling it, returning it, putting it in a blender, whatever. And I suppose option one could also have been 'Endure the skipping while bitching about it in emails to Apple and posts on the Internet', but I wanted to keep it short. My point was that Apple will never receive nearly as many complaints about this problem as any number of other requests and I doubt that you can raise it much on the priority list. So... just encode to a transparently-high lossy bitrate in the meantime and enjoy the unit..?
I really am not trying to be argumentative but I disagree that this is a trivial matter even for the masses or for Apple. I mean it is their codec. Its not like the calendar is not syncing. Its an ipod, which plays music, their music codec and it skips blatantly. Its no less glaring than advertising that it plays MP3 and then you find out it does not. Yes we are in a minority playing lossless- but we are hardly the only website bitching about it. At the very least you would think apple would just remove it from the supported codecs much like the Shuffle does not advertise the ability to play Apple Lossless. You can't sell a DAP that claims to play a type of music which doesn't actually do it. I mean class action lawsuits have been tried and won over far less trivial matters.