I am looking for a program that can rip CD's in FLAC, is decent at orgainizing music, allows you to edit incorrect tag information, and also allows you to convert FLAC files to either MP3 (for use with my Zune) or for use with an Ipod (for my wife).
I figure that since I am more than likely purchasing a USB DAC shortly I should ensure the source music its getting is the highest quality I can get.
After doing a bit o' reading on some threads started by Ben and Steveinaz I see that it seems the recommended programs to use when ripping to FLAC are dBpoweramp and Media Monkey, however I believe neither is a free program. I have also heard good things about J River Media Player as well, which I believe is free.
What is your prefered FLAC player and CD ripping software? I am looking to keep this as easy and cheap as possible for myself as I dont have a TON of CD's anymore and I have more than enough storage space that losing the space required to put them in FLAC wont hurt me. I have a 1TB HDD that could use some music and also then would back up whatever I could onto my 2 320 gig external's
I apologize if this has been covered lots of times, but searching didnt come up with a bunch of stuff....