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I've called Apple support on this before. They told me to make sure that the Ipod is set for Manually manage music in the Ipod settings of ITunes. You should restore all software in your IPod to factory settings before doing this.
Headphone sockets on these after a while can become loose at the solder joint on to the board, they develop cracks in the joint making a poor contact, dismantle and resoldering headphone socket terminal is the fix.
As for battery life, it sounds like the battery pack itself is stuffed, there is now fix except to replace battery pack, recharbel nicad batterys do wear out. You could also check that termals on battery and ipod are clean and making a sound secure connection.
Like all batteries, rechargable battery inside the iPod has a limited lifespan. The amount of play time that you get in between charges will gradually diminish over the life of the battery until youn get to a point where the iPod will no longer hold a charge.
If you are outside of the manufacturer's warranty (which seems likely since you are posting here) then you have fewer options. Apple does offer a replacement programs for iPods with defective batteries. For a fee (around $60) you can trade your iPod in to get a refurbished unit with a new battery. For details on this program go to:
Or, you could try to replace the battery pack. The internal battery is generally NOT considered to be user replaceable and I would not recommend attempting it unless you have some experience and are comfortable repairing delicate electronic devices. Taking apart and working on an MP3 plauer is not for the inexperienced or faint of heart. If you do have the requisite know how you can find several companies selling aftermarket battery kits for the iPod just by browsing around on the web.