I have a iPod Touch 2G and it is running stock firmware. original firmware. i downgraded for max performance boost. Now I use ALAC's on it. 90% of the songs on there are CD ripped into ALAC. so generally 800-1000kbps. My ipod freezes and lags every now and then. as in when switching songs and going out, it has this laggy thing to it. and then music would sometimes cut and have that garbled sound for a bit when i switch on the ipod. and then the music app would crash
i have deduced a while ago that the decoding of MPEG 4 wrapped ALAC at such a bit rate takes more effort for the DAC and CPU(mainly CPU) of the ipod, and thus crashes it sometimes. is this true? The ARM cPU used in this is of course old and slow. and despite what regular people think..the older the deivce is doesn't make it slower. i've done a full restore of it to factory firmware. it should be running like the day i got it. it doesn't when the music app is open.
just getting some opinions out there.
Edited by bowei006 - 2/18/12 at 6:53pm