Hi, I need help. I thought I had this down pat, but made the mistake of going online today to try and check out some opinions and opened a whole can of worms. I am a recent switcher. I am ready to make the final switch to making my Mac my primary computer instead of my other computer. I have set up just about everything; the last thing to do is iTunes. I found a lot of conflicting information on how to do this without losing any meta data, some of which is as simple as "copy the xml file from PC to Mac, open iTunes and it'll understannd it" to "edit the xml file with Mac paths" to "purposely corrupt the xml file and force iTunes to rebuild it" to "export a fresh xml file from XP and import that file on the Mac". Ugh.... now I'm confused. I won't cloud the matter by explaining what I thought I had to do, I'll just ask what you think I should do. Things you may want to know: I'm a fairly experienced power user, but not a programmer (editing the xml file makes me a little nervous, but I will if I have to.. I have played with batch files and such in the past). Both XP and OSX are using the most recent versions of iTunes. My library is managed by iTunes (I copy the music to my iTunes folder when importing) and I'd like it to stay that way. I do everything through iTunes. My current XP library is not in the default location. It's on a second (internal) drive. I believe it's assigned as "E:\" right now. I will be doing the same on the Mac (the library will be on a secondary internal drive). There is no music on my iPod that isn't in my library. I have to wipe out the iPod anyway when I have the new library up (to restore it to Mac format) so I have no problems with any of that. I have a library of mostly MP3s, some AAC (some from iTMS, and some ripped), lots of Audiobooks (some bought from Audible, some ripped and renamed to sit in the Audiobooks section), lots of Podcasts, and some movies & videos. It's fairly large, but I have the space to make it work on my Mac. My Mac is a G4 Power Mac with lots of Ram and HD space. It's running Tiger (10.4.10), - and I have a G4 Power Book too if that would help at all. I want to move my large (60 GB or so) library to my Mac. I want to keep all my original metadata (date added, play counts, etc) as I have some smart playlists that use the ratings and "date added" as criteria. I have a 30 GB iPod (not the newest, one model earlier... with The Gorillaz on the package). My wife has a 1G shuffle (the one with the USB connector built in). Help?