Even weirder, after the “bad ipod, no cookie” incident, I put the ipod into my work briefcase and brought it home. I didn’t mess with it at all until today. Out of curiosity, I hit the center key to see what would happen. It came on, battery showed 3/4 full. I went back to the song in the same way that I did before, hit play…and sure enough, I immediately got a low battery error. So, it’s clearly a problem with the file somehow…but how?