iPod don't naively handle FLAC and converting to ALAC from FLAC is normally a two step process. FLAC -> WAVE -> ALAC. iTunes don't understand FLAC and as far as I know now other tools write ALAC, this will change that.
If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst