I'd like to know which iPod Nanos (i.e. generations/models) I can use with OS X 10.4.11 and iTunes 9.2.1. I can't find such a compatibility chart on the site.
Note that I am not interested in syncing my laptop iTunes and the iPod per se. All I want to do is for the iPod to mount as an external drive/device via USB, copy selected mp3s to it, and then independently play them.
You can't directly copy them and play them. I believe the 3rd Generation and below will work with your setup. You would need to set up the Nano to manually manage your music and drag them from your iTunes library to your Nano.