I have just tranferred from windows to Mac 10.4.11 and would like to keep using MP3 files as i-Tunes and AAC files are not compatible with other software I use (ProTools). I have no problem syncing my MP3 player with MP3 files already in the music folder, the problem is with the actual software. I have Windows Media Player, Flip4Mac AND Real Player but neither of them read the CD. The only I can do it is by opening a file under the file menu. That doesn't allow me to play the CD though, just play a chosen song within the CD. There also seems to be no way to rip a CD either. I have the same problem with XNJB player as well. Am I doing something wrong or am I absolutely locked into i-Tunes?