when dealing with the iPod.
Sure, it needs iTunes to move the music/video from your computer to the iPod but that would not really be classed as "shady"
There is no need to convert any of your music to MP3 for the iPod. iTunes plays much more then just MP3. Where is this video that suggests that there is a conversion process necessary?
The mechanical scroll wheel/multi-switch on my Insignia mp3 player finally quit after 6 years. now I'm looking for a replacement player. I really want a Nano 5th gen, but don't want to deal with loading software.
Most players support drag&drop, but Apple requires either Itunes or a couple other shady softwares to load. I watched a Youtube vid about loading, and there is a conversion process. Why convert an already degraded file format like mp3? That makes no sense. Is it a lossless conversion? Would it take a long time to convert 16 gig of music?
I took a shot on a $30 chipod, but it didn't work. I know I should just buy the Sony, but it lacks the docking feature and the cool look of a Nano.