I am not up on electronics and my dh is wanting one and I don't know the difference. Thanks!
Our library (where I work) has downloadable book in the MP3 format that will NOT work with ipods. It has to do with some sort of Microsoft vs. Apple thing. So, if you plan to use it for this, check with your library first!Ipod uses mp3 files. We have downloaded music from many sources, and as long as they are in mp3 format, they will load onto the ipod. You can even have your music on records, etc., converted to mp3 files. It is true that you load the ipod thru itunes, but it comes with the ipod, and is no big deal. You can also download itunes from the internet. Basically, any mp3 files that will go on any mp3 player will play on an ipod.