Hey Headfiers. Just built a new PC and I want to set everything up the "right way" from the get-go. So, I'm going to re-rip my entire CD collection and prefer to get away from using iTunes. I really don't know where to start.
There's so much talk about Foobar, EAC, all the different formats and encoding that I'm just confused at this point. Why would I need EAC when most of the 3rd party media software does this task? I hear Foobar2000 has a steep learning curve and needs a lot of time and customization to get it setup. Is there another software that is a little easier to get setup with most of the functionality of Foobar2000? Finally, is FLAC good enough for audiophile use now and in the future and is this a lossy format or otherwise?
Hoping to hear some of you pros' opinions before I begin my long ripping session. Thanks!!