I've been ripping to my iTunes library for a while now in ALAC format, and two days ago my laptop hard drive had a physical meltdown that lost all of my data (which I foolishly didn't back up).
I saw that as a sign that now would be a good time to go ahead and re-rip my CDs into FLAC format so that I can rockbox my iPod 5.5gen and never have to deal with iTunes again. I have used EAC a few times in the past on my PC due to finicky CDs that wouldn't stay in my Macbook drive, but I'm not sure if I had setting optimized or anything like that.
My question is, I found this tutorial (http://filesharefreak.com/tutorials/properly-ripping-to-flac-with-eac-099) online for how to rip to FLAC using EAC. Is that link out-dated or is it actually a good way of doing it? Do you guys have any better suggestions for how to rip my CDs than that?