I have a collection of approx 200 CDs that I have over the years ripped to mp3 files. The mp3 quality varies quite a bit - some are still 128kbps, some are 256 and up.
I've decided I would like to re-rip the CDs to a lossless format which raises 2 problems:
Which lossles format: I'm tempted by flac, tried wma (but my squeezeserver doesn't understand) and no doubt there are othes. I have an HTC Hero and an iPod as well as J-River media player that might want to read the files.
How to retain as much metadata as possible. The majority of time I've spent on the ripping has been making the metadata consistent and complete, and I really don't want to lose it. However, I don't know any way to keep it...
Any ideas? Unless there's a need to change I will probably use the j-river program to do the re-ripping.