I couldn't find a thread about this, though I'm sure there must be one somewhere. I want to rip music straight from a CD onto my iPod, but the only way I can do this so far is to import into iTunes and then put onto my iPod. This would be ok if I had a meaty 60 or 80Gb iPod, but my nano measures in at slightly under 2Gb of storage. My music collection is swelling to a size to big to store on my mac, so I'll have to store them on CDs (external hard drive or bigger ipod is out of the question at the moment). Of course, 2GB of music gets stale pretty quick, so I need to keep changing the songs, and constantly ripping into itunes and then to the ipod and then erasing from the mac gets a bit tedious. One option I heard was to get a third party ripper (I used NMP3 Ripper) and install it directly onto the ipod, the idea being that you use this to rip the CD, which gets stored directly on the iPod. Only it got stored in my music folder on the mac, and apparently you can't change the pathway. Any suggestions would be great, thanks.