iTunes vs EAC/Lame 2004-03-03 05:40:28 I've been reading this forum for a long time now, and based on recommendations here have been using EAC/Lame with the alt presets.Anyways, I've got a new pc now and have a bunch of cd's to rip. I've been using iTunes and its really easy to rip with that. So how does it compare to EAC/Lame?I did search the forums but got no definite answer. How is the iTunes MP3 encoder if I use VBR in it? Can it compare to Lame? The iTunes encoder isn't true vbr though, more like ABR, as whatever bitrate I set in preferences the resulting vbr mp3 is very close to that.Basically, if iTunes comes close to eac/Lame, I would much rather use that. Makes it a lot easier to rip cd's! I won't be using the iTunes AAC encoder as I need MP3 files. So is there a large difference in quality b/w the two?