I recently purchased a 2008 Ford Edge with Microsoft's Sync system -- I know, I know, don't hate.... In any case, the vehicle is capable of playing music through an iPod or any other MP3 player and also a USB Flash Drive. All peripherals plug into the built-in USB port inside the center console. I have tested both my iPod Nano and a 256MB USB Flash Drive and both worked great. However, I noticed that songs that were purchased from iTunes (AAC Protected Audio files) were not playing via the USB Flash Drive. What gives! I just purchased an 8GB USB Flash Drive (from NewEgg.com) to store the majority of my tunes and to be solely used in my new ride, but if I can't play my .99 cent jams, that would stink! Has anyone had a similar issue with playing protected files from a USB Flash Drive? Does anyone know a possible work around for this issue? Un-protecting the files? Thank you in advance!