Thank you for reading this. It is my understanding that there was once a method - in iTunes - for downsizing higher bitrate songs when synching. Apparently, it was an option that read "Convert higher bitrate songs to 128 kbps AAC for this iPod," and that option was available for the shuffle and/or that iTunes-friendly phone that came out a while ago. Is that option still around? If so, is it not available for all model iPods? If it is not available for all model iPods, does anyone know why it is not? Thanks.