Does Amarok or Songbird or any music library program on ubuntu do what im looking for. On my windows pc I have winamp installed and I have it set up to transcode mp3s if they are at a high bitrate to a lower one when syncing with my ipod. For instance my Mp3 collection on my PC is all 320kbps mp3s, but on my ipod I dont need them at 320, 128 is fine for me to get more space on my ipod. But I like my collections to still sync and remember that they are transcoded on my ipod and not new songs, if that makes any sense. Thanks for your help.