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58 Chapter 6 Tips and Troubleshooting
If songs or data load more slowly over USB 2.0
Â If you load a large number of songs or amount of data using USB 2.0 and the iPod
battery is low, iPod loads the information at a reduced speed in order to conserve
Â If you want to load at higher speeds, you can stop loading and keep the iPod
connected so that it can recharge, or connect it to the optional iPod USB 2.0 Power
Adapter. Let iPod charge for about an hour, and then resume loading your music or
If you can’t load a song or other item onto iPod
The song may have been encoded in a format that iPod doesn’t support. The following
audio file formats are supported by iPod. These include formats for audiobooks and
Â AAC (M4A, M4B, M4P, up to 320 Kbps)
Â Apple Lossless (a high-quality compressed format)
Â MP3 (up to 320 Kbps)
Â MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
Â AA (audible.com spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4)
A song encoded using Apple Lossless format has full CD-quality sound, but takes up
only about half as much space as a song encoded using AIFF or WAV format. The same
song encoded in AAC or MP3 format takes up even less space. When you import music
from a CD using iTunes, it is converted to AAC format by default.
Using iTunes for Windows, you can convert nonprotected WMA files to AAC or MP3
format. This can be useful if you have a library of music encoded in WMA format.
iPod does not support WMA, MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2 audio files, or audible.com
If you have a song in iTunes that isn’t supported by iPod, you can convert it to a format
iPod supports. For more information, see iTunes Help.
If you accidentally set iPod to use a language you don’t understand
You can reset the language.
1 Press and hold Menu until the main menu appears.
2 Choose the fifth menu item (Settings).
3 Choose the last menu item (Reset All Settings).
4 Choose the second menu item (Reset) and select a language.
Other iPod settings, such as song repeat, are also reset.