I have used Musicmatch (not always very successfully) in the past to transfer cd's to my iPod so I thought I would try iTunes and have just downloaded v5. I now have imported 12 cd's ready to transfer to the pod via iTunes.
My concern is that after reading previous posts regarding iTunes, does v5 delete everything thats already on my pod before transferring my new library. If so would I be better off downloading v4.8 or does that delete existing material as well?
V5 Doesn't delete the music from the ipod, but it won't allow you to copy from it and import back into itunes, it will however display the songs, folders, etc when plugged in. If you need to copy your songs back to pc you can use ipod agent, try google.
Also depends if you have update only ticked files etc.
itunes (regardless of version) is very good, but it is so easy to clear ipod contents within a nano sec, which means you spend hours reloading from the library again. IN that sense it can be unforgiving. From memory, just check ipod options and updating.