The newest software update for the iPod video has broken part of the playback functionality.

How to trigger the bug

  1. Use the iPod Updater (Update: sorry, the link is dead) to install software version 1.1
  2. Start playback of music
  3. Double click the center button (quickly) to go to the rating display
  4. Single click the center button

Bug nature

After the last click, you will see the rating display again, instead of the music progress bar. The wheel, however, will work as if you were back to the primary page - It will change the volume.

The result is that the rating display will "overlay" the other displays, even if the controls work as they would if the correct pages had been displayed.

To get out of the rating display, just single click the center button until you see the music progress bar again.

Other information

Platform: PC with Windows XP
Updater version: 2006-01-10
iPod model: 30 GB video (MA146LL/A)