I don't know if anybody has heard of Ogg Vorbis, but it's a replacement for mp3. It has much better quality, a much better compression factor, and best of all, it's open source. There's an encoder/player for Ogg Vorbis: www.nouturn.com/oggdrop and there's also a plugin so you can play them in iTunes and QuickTime: www.illadvised.com/~jordy. Now, what I would really want next would be an Ogg Vorbis plugin for the iPod. I don't own an iPod, but I would buy one right now if they had Ogg Vorbis support. If anyone else agrees with me, say something. Also, go to www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html and tell Apple about it. Maybe if enough people do this, Apple will do something about it.