I was playing around with trying to access my ipod's mp3's in finder and i found a way. First a bit of background, the mp3's are stored on the ipod in several hidden folders labeled F00, F01, F02,... etc. these folders are found in /ipod_control/music/ on the ipod. The problem is that all these folders are hidden and hence don't show up in finder. However, they do show up in terminal. You can access them in terminal by navigating to /Volumes/ipodname/iPod_Control/Music/F**/ where ** is some 2 digit number. So now, I thought, why can't I use the unix ln command to create an os x alias in a folder that finder can see. So, from my home folder in terminal i did ln -s /Volumes/ipodname/iPod_Control/Music/F00/ Music1 and then i checked in finder, and wouldn't you know in my home folder is an alias called Music1, and opening it showed me all the mp3 files that are stored in folder F00 on my ipod. The only bad thing is that you would need to create an alias for each one of the 'F** folders' on the ipod, which can be quiet a few. I tried using ln to create an alias one level up, i.e. of /Volumes/ipodname/iPod_Control/Music/ which contains all the F** folders but this appears empty is finder as though the F** folders are hidden. Anyways, just wondering if people had stumbled across this method before.