Some of these questions I know have been answered, I have searched, but I still would like clarification. To premise, I am receiving my iMac 20" (320 gig hard drive) in the mail tomorrow. What I want to do is put everything on my computer in lossless format, just so I have a good electronic copy. Then I want to transfer to my iPod or other mp3 player as AAC 128 or 160. I used to use LAME mp3 on my PowerBook (now MIA). Now I'm married and have a wife that is not super computer savvy. So I'd like to do everything through iTunes with the least amount of problems. 1) I know it's possible with scripts, but I seem to recall an iTunes function that allows you to do so without 3rd party scripts/software. Is this true or false? 2) If so, will it do AAC 128 or 160? (As opposed to just mp3?) 3) Is this a good idea? Does anyone have a similar experience with some tips or ideas? The perfect scenario is to be able to set all of these preferences as default so she can put a CD on the computer, it will put it in lossles and she can transfer to her iPod and automatically convert to AAC so she can have more music on it. Wow. That was a lot. I apologize and thanks for any help in advance.