Very imformative resource here guys, I've been using it quite a bit to help me. As of late I have been converting alot of the MP3's from my ipod into higher bitrate files using LAME. I have an Alpine CDA-9883 receiver in m vehicle which plays MP3/WMA/AAC files. I don't use CDs (burner is busted) but I do play all of my music through my 20 gb Ipod. My question for you is this: What do you think is the best audio format to place on my ipod which will also play in my car stereo? Which program would you suggest for using to convert the files? Will this program Keep the ID tags for my songs? The program I have been using (I think it was LAME drop, don't have it off the top of my head) doesn't preserve the ID tags so I was needing to manually go back and rename the artists of every track. Beginning to be a pain when you have Over 1,000 tracks.