I just got the OneRepublic album, from a friend, ripped a few songs from it to put it in my ipod. I then went on to listen to it on my iPod Touch 8 GB 1.1.2 jailbroken. It played fine, high quality and no skips. but when I played the mp3 file on my laptop, it skipped like crazy, and the music was choppy, and so I took the songs that I ripped and burned them back on to a CD and tried playing it in my car. It SKIPPED and LAgged like crazy, like it would play then would replay the last few seconds over and over again. Does the iPod have a better sound codec or something, I synched over and over again, and I am sure it is the same file.