Archiving my CDs using FLAC, have some questions 2004-05-09 02:24:50 I'm a noob, and was hoping to get a few pointers before I archive my CDs on my computer. My goal is to create a lossless archive that I could then a) listen to, b) burn CDs (albums and compilations), and c) covert for my portable jukebox using a lossy codec. Here's my plan, with questions about some stuff I don't quite understand yet- I could defiantely use some help with this.1) I'm going to use EAC to rip my CDs to FLAC files with a tag including Replay-Gain (I don't want to normalize the FLAC files theselves). Is this adequate, or is there something I should change?--replay-gain -best %s -T title="%t" -T artist="%a" -T date="%Y" -T genre="%m" -T album="%g" -T tracknumber="%n"2) Does the replay-gain option in encoding with EAC only do the "track" option? If so, how do I add the "album" option? If its using foobar2000 after ripping the FLAC files, would I have to do it one album at a time? Since I would like to archive ~200 CDs, I'm looking to do as few steps as possible.3) What program would be best to convert the FLAC files to something smaller for my MP3 player using the Replay-Gain information for normalization? I would like all my songs to be at the same level as I know I have a few CDs of the same music type that are "quieter" than others? Which option would I use, "track" or "album"? So I don't have to take up more HD space, is there any way I can do this on the fly to my MP3 Player (Dell Jukebox, which should arrive next week )? Does Replay-Gain work with the WMA codec?4) What's the best way/program to burn compilation CDs applying the Replay-Gain option?5) Least important- can Winamp use Replay-Gain? I know I can use Foobar2000, but I'm partial to Winamp.Thanks for any advice you can provide!