I built HEAD from git and noticed that my iPod doesn't load in a reasonable time (I've waited tops one or two minutes). A git bisect identified the following commit 42ff0255bd1d6989dc67c7d924dabda904c95000
Date: Tue Feb 22 23:10:41 2011 +0000
Fix embedded artwork not being loaded
* Embedded artwork is initially detected and displayed. However, on quitting
and restarting the artwork is no longer displayed.
Without this patch the iPod is loaded in one or two seconds.