I have a collection of a few hundred CDs that I want to rip onto my computer for portability and fast access. I know how to rip CDs onto the computer, and I know how to tag MP3s, but I want to know what the best software/database is for these tasks. Basically, I have two questions:
What is the BEST way to rip CDs onto my computer? I want something reliable that preserves the sound quality as well as possible. (I know bitrate is important here, and I usually rip at 192, but I’m thinking maybe there are some programs that still preserve quality better than others.)
What is the BEST way to automatically tag my MP3 files? Obviously I don’t want to type in all the info myself. Some of my CDs are somewhat obscure, so I need a program that uses a pretty comprehensive database.
Ideally, I’d use a program that combines these abilities…I could rip a CD and tag the files at the same time. But I’ll sacrifice that convenience for quality, if necessary.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has any input!