Some 5G iPods reset themselves when attempting to play single channel MP3 audio–that is, monaural not stereo audio–recorded at a sampling rate of 32 Khz or higher. To bypass the reset bug, turn off the equalizer. Change your Settings -> EQ to Off. Alternatively, use an audio editing program to transform the audio. Either duplicate the mono channel and save as stereo or use a standard plug-in like mda-stereo to create synthetic stereo using Haas delays and comb filters.