A Winamp plugin enables iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music files just as they might with any other player. Is this the end of Apple's grip on your music files?

Mike Elgan, Contributor

May 25, 2005

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WIRED News is reporting this morning that a Winamp plugin called ml_ipod enables iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music files just as they might with any other player.

Here's a link to the story, and another link to the plug-in download.

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