<blockquote><small>won't all those new tracks go away the first time you sync the iPod with iTunes after that?</small></blockquote><br>You must have iPod set to <em>not</em> automatically update. The purpose of <a href="http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scripts/scripts09.shtml#riptoipod">Rip To iPod</a> is to keep your iPod tracks separate from your iTunes tracks. Despite my very large CD collection, I don't maintain a very large iTunes library (only about 3000 songs). So when I want to take something to-go on iPod, it usually hasn't been ripped yet. Why bother keeping it on my hard drive?<br><br>Onward!<br>Doug<br>Visit <a href="http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/">Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes</a><br><br>