(I use Windows right now for my conversions) I watch a lot of content from my S2 Tivo (so it's all 4:3). I use an old version of Videora because it's the only thing I've found that actually works for me. (JUST found an open source program called "Mediacoder" that I may try too.) On my 5th Gen iPod, I have to stick to 640Kb/s or below, or it'll usually say it can't play it. I think it's really supposed to support up to 2500Kb/s, but possibly needs that "iPod atom" setting checked (which Videora lacks). I don't really know for sure, but I think I read something to the affect that the "iPod atom" limits the number of macroblocks in a scene-like the 5th gen can only have so many macroblocks, even if it can otherwise handle the bit rate (but I may be TOTALLY screwed up on all that). Anyway, I'm not sure that the Touch has that limitation, but I'm not sure what it's max bit rate is. Since it's a 480x320 screen, I guess the correct full screen size for 4:3 content would be 427x320. So, I'm guessing I can just manually punch that in, and then manually punch in a bit rate of (for example) 1500Kb/s...and if it doesn't have the same limitations as the 5th gen iPod, that should provide for high quality 4:3 content in the correct aspect ratio, using as much of the Touch's screen as possible. (And I assume if it's content that's letter boxed, and would thus be double letterboxed on the Touch, I can just tap the screen to zoom in and get it more or less full screen.) Does any of that sound right? I just ordered my Touch yesterday, so I'm anxious to get a show converted so I can try it out-hopefully with higher quality settings than my 5th Gen supports (not that the 5th Gen looks bad-it's always been quite impressive video quality IMO)!