From the day I downloaded my first MP3 until last week I had used nothing other than various versions of Winamp to play my songs. My wife bought a new Ipod mini and I had to install the software in order to properly transfer music between the device and the PC. I had originally installed it on my PC as well just to learn how to use the device. I'm going to keep the software anyway just for playing my music. Nothing spectacular about it and I don't think it has any capabilities that most other music players don't already have, it just seems to have a cool 'feel' about it. Anway, if anyone is interested in trying it out, here's a link: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ What does everyone else use to play their music?