I run the most current version of Winamp as my media player. It does not even recognize my IPOD Nano so uploading MP3's to it is impossible. I have ran other media players that have the same difficulty. The whole special Apple proprietary system thing has me bonkers. I run an older XP machine and it seems nothing gets along with the IPOD on my system. Is there not some simple way of easily getting music to my IPOD through my XP computer? I told my wife I didn t want an IPOD for this very reason but I got one anyways, now if only I could use it. I want nothing to do with ITunes or much of anything Apple, not because they arent good products but because I am a PC guy and anything Apple just frustrates the h*ll out of me and my computer. Is there really no easy way to load onto an IPOD through an XP machine?