Sorry if this should be in another forum but it seemed a mix of hardware & software issues... After getting all excited (temporarily) about the Shuffle I've decided I'm going to buy myself an iPod sometime before June. Probably the 60gb one or an 80gb model if one is released before then... I've got just over 300 CDs that are all currently ripped in iTunes MP3 320 but I'm becoming more than a little dissatisfied with the quality. So I've been thinking of re-ripping everything into Apple Lossless right after I buy some new hard-drives... After searching & reading a few threads on this forum and elsewhere, it seems that the iPods batteries take a beating using Apple Lossless. I had also heard that with the Shuffle you can recompress the songs that go onto the Shuffle without it affecting the library on your Mac... have I got that right? So my question is: In the latest incarnation of iTunes is it possible to keep a library in Lossless and automatically/easily have that same library in AAC on your iPod? Easily updateable and without reripping everything twice from the CD?