I-pod loading. It's a miserable task that requires absolute fortitude and patience. When you are in the throes of its gnashing jaws, your life ceases to move. Why go out when you can inch closer to putting all thousand of your rank, molded cd collection into one tiny device? Why fumble with garbage, when all you have to do is press a button? Once it's complete you will never have to reload this machine again. A word to those who undertake this prodigious task. Make absolutely certain you add everything! I forgot to add Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake to my library, and not having this in my music files was enough to make me reset the software. I had also left out my hundreds of video game soundtracks completely. Why? I simply felt the styles would clash, and someone casually looking through it would judge me for having them at all. The music loading ritual would have to be done from scratch. I simply had to have Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake on a trigger.