With the iPod, you need to connect it to your computer (via USB 2.0 or FireWire on older models), and it will link directly to iTunes, the software that Apple uses to transfer music to the iPod. This is called 'syncing'.
In order to transfer CDs, you place one in the CD drive of your PC, open iTunes (it comes with the iPod, or you can download it). You then import it into iTunes (you can set import settings in the Preferences area, say as MP3) and it appears in the iTunes library.
When you next connect (or sync) your iPod, those tunes will then be downloaded automatically onto the iPod.
It's all fairly painless, but if you run into difficulties, please let me know.
Matthew Bath ----------- Editor-in-chief Digital World
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