Does iPod support FLAC yet? (FYI: google flac)
I could never bring myself to rip my music into a proprietary apple lossless format
. Although, if ITuNe?s would allow me to run a conversion as a batch job, I might be convinced to do it.
At 2:1 FLAC lossless compression, I could fit about 240 albums on a 60GB iPod, which would be plenty. And since the iPod would run off car power, it would still be usable when the iPod battery stops holding a charge after a few dozen charges.