Hi, fyi, MediaMonkey 2.5.2 has been released, and it includes numerous improvements related to iPod synchronization, along with improved CD/DVD Burning, and updated codecs. In case you're not familiar with MediaMonkey, it's a music organizer designed for serious music collectors with large music collections. It tags, renames, looks up metadata & album art, levels volume, etc. Most relevant to iPod users, it imports play history and ratings from iTunes (other information is retrieved from tags) so that you can easily switch from iTunes to MediaMonkey without losing any data. It's free, although there's also a Gold version available that adds some extra functionality. If you want to check it out, see: http://www.mediamonkey.com/product_ipod.htm Regards, Rusty p.s. I hope this is useful information for the majority of you--I'm monitoring this thread, and if it isn't, I won't post such announcement to this forum in the future.