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A few questions about high-quality music and setups. Its a little more software based so that's why I ask here, but a mod can move it if not.

Anyways, with the expensive audio setup in my car I now have, and just for feeling good about myself and music, I want to get my music high quality. My CD's are ready to be re-ripped, but I don't know what the best way to do it is. Nor for playback software either. I used to just use iTunes but trying to move away from that. What are OCN's suggestions?

Rip with Exact Audio Copy?
Playback with WinAMP? Will the Pro version be any better for my needs?
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Exact audio copy is probably the best program out there for ripping CDs.

I personally love Winamp, have used it for over 10 years and it has never failed me. I've tried many many others and none have the flexibility, functionality and customization that it has. Some here will probably tell you to go with Foobar, but I disagree. Personal preference though.

Pro really offers nothing of substantial quality that the free version doesn't
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Why not just use windows media player and rip it as a WAV? its how the audio was recorded to the disc so the quality can't get any better than that?
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because WAV takes up a lot of space. Encoding to a lossless codec like FLAC saves space and has the same quality.
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Originally Posted by Soulphalanx View Post
because WAV takes up a lot of space. Encoding to a lossless codec like FLAC saves space and has the same quality.
Yes, or FLAC. Very good !
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