trash the ipod and get a sandisk mp3 player. i have one and love it! it needs no special software. i just drag and drop my files right onto it. i pity anyone that doesn't have one. it's literally that simple. sorry i can't help you more than that.
PS what was this good cd you bought? and why are you buying a cd when you have an mp3 player? i no longer pay for music, ever.