First let me try and explain what i do.
Step 1: I rip my CDs to Wavpack .wv files using EAC with cue for my lossless library.
Step 2: I rip my CD again with EAC but in a mp3 (LAME) format, lossy of course and the reason i do this is to remove the gaps via the settings in EAC. EAC adds ID3 tag and puts files in their own folders and sub-folders also names the files to the naming scheme the way i have input it.
The reason i noted the way i use EAC and some of the features i use within it is because i like those features very much and would like to find a program that does something with a similar output files. I would like to reduce the wear on my optic drive and somehow use the Wavpack file to produce my mp3 library.
A few things i would like to note before everyone jumps on me for not doing any research.
I have tried using Cue Tools 2.1.1 to do this but i don't like the lack of control in the encoding process and secondly this is small detail but important i cannot figure a way to output the audio files where i want and not in the my music file, other than that this program kinda* does what i want. Cue Tools does let me remove the gaps or leave them or append or whatever, this is important cause i don't want the gaps in my mp3 library.
i have tried using Foobar 2000 and like the fact that i have all the control i need in the encoding process. Foobar gives the desired output file short of the files being gapless, the thing missing here is foobar doesn't do is create folders and sub-folders a small thing but makes things easier.
So to review:
Cue Tool's Positives Gap Control, Folder Creation
Cue Tool's Negatives lack of encoding control, and me not being able to figure out how to change the output location
Foobar's Positives Encoding control
Foobar's Negatives No gap control, No folder creation
Objective: i would like to use my lossless Wavpack (have cues) files to create my lossy library without gaps, have encoding control, create folders & sub-folders and be able to control where the files go. i want a program to do something very similar to ripping a CD with EAC and all of it's great options but instead of using a CD use my lossless file.
To anyone who takes the time to read this THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!! and i appreciate all the information and help.