Interesting, I'll have to experiment with my iPod to see what happens. Universal is fine though, regardless.
Sounds good. I'll get the E17 on eBay ASAP!
Well, if you've got 64GB cards with ALACs, that's probably around 2000 tracks. If that only takes you 30s then me with my puny 32GB cards should be done even quicker. Should be fine.
Thanks for all the responses so far. The only thing I'm hoping someone can shed light on now is, when browsing by Album tag (not in Folder mode), does the X5 respect the CD No. ID3 tag (officially I believe it is the TPOS - Part Of A Set frame)? If the answer to that is a firm, "yes", then I'll be a happy bunny and start trying to find the best price for a new X5!
I've heard in this thread that it doesn't respect the Disc No. tag but that it probably will in future.
Not an issue for me personally (because not all players support this tag I don't use it and instead have always ripped multi-disc albums as if they were multiple albums and into multiple folders; "Live Killers CD1" & "Live Killers CD2" for example), but I see some other users ran into problems because of it.