And I love it, I'm having a blast putting my cds on it, and downloading stuff from itunes, but...
Can you dl stuff from other sites and still put it on your ipod? There's a lot of stuff I'm looking for that itunes don't got yet!
If you got a Nano or regular iPod, it plays all of the following:
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
Yeah, that's a regular iPod. I believe the wma format does not play by default. I think there are some hacks to do it, but you'll probably get a reduction in quality. Usually better to stay with mp3 or Apple's AAC.
Also, when you're importing from CDs, you might want to convert them at a higher rate than the standard 128kbps. You'd probably be just fine with 192kbps, as it is very close to CD quality. I import at 320kbps for max quality, but the files are pretty big. I suggest importing a song at 128kbps, and then at a higher rate, and see if you can tell the difference. If not, just go with the 128kbps, as it'll save space.