Originally posted by bfettig3290
and only itunes music works with the ipod, unless you get your music in unportected mp3, which in that case means that ti is pirated
Neither of these things is quite right.
1. ANY music works with the iPod, as long as it's encoded in one of the formats that iTunes/iPod supports, including the almost universal MP3.
2. Music isn't pirated unless you steal it. Music that you import from your own CDs, for example, isn't pirated. There is a ton of free and legally available music on the internet, and several more tons of cheap music from outstanding vendors like Emusic.com, a terrific resource for devotees of indie rock, jazz, classical, Bollywood, and other non-top-40 genres.
The only software you need to fill up your iPod is a web browser, and one of the best places to point it is here: