I have been learing more & more about audio digitizing & some people seem to prefer to rip to a lossless format like flac & then batch convert to what ever lossy format, for ipods etc. I have about 300+ to 400 albums, & 2 extra external hard drives, the hard drives are iomegas that I bought in 2004 & 2005. I am not sure if they are 250 or 500 GB a piece, it does not say in the outside of them. I have the tyrial version ofdBpower amp & notice it has flac settings with alot of compression levels. Which should i use? & is flac a good universal format? will it be around awhile?
I came to realize maybe this would be the way to go flac for archiving them batch convert for portable player, that way I do not have to mess with the CDs so many times for re rips. I have gone & done about 30-45 so far in mp3 format, but realize with the lossless I can just batch convert.
To all the ones with experience & know how about this; from a newbie learning a lot, would it be worth it for me to do this? I would have to go back over some of the ones I have done in mp3 format, but then I would continue on with the rest with flac.
I notice dbpower amp while batch converting a flac folder with an album & songs, does not keep them together in a folder with the jpg art like the flac folder, but just puts out the individual songs, is there anyway to get it to keep them together in a folder like how it does when ripping from the original CD?
update; I figured out how to keep the folder structure, but cannot seem to keep album art with a batch conversion from the flac folder/album.