What Lossless Codec To Use ? 2004-09-13 20:50:56 Ok, i'm betting i'll make myself look stupid by asking this question but i'll press on anyway.Basically I want to encode my entire CD collection the once and then be able to create files from whatever codec i choose. I've been happy using Lame 3.90.3 but i'd like to try out various codecs to see which ones suit my needs and also because i'm about to buy my dad an Ipod in the next month or 2 for his birthday so i need to pick a format best for quality and smaller filesizes than -APS.Only one problem I've only just got used to doing my mp3 using EAC and Lame 3.90.3 [uberstandard way], I'm a self confesed lazy git, i dont wanna have to do 15 steps when i can do the same in 5. As you can gather i like to spend my precious few hours i get with the least stress possible.Now for the big question what format should i use, as i have NO clue about the differences between lossless formats, all i do know is that I like using EAC in secure mode so i know i have an exact copy [pointless doing any other way]. I intend to backup my collection onto DVD's so I want all the cd cover pic, track info tags etc etc. If there any differences in the amount of compression between the various difference codecs.I'm sorry if i appear to be rambling on, im not good at putting my thoughts to paper/screen i'd appreciate any help Doktor LorenzP.S. If people have any suggestions for alternative to Ipods, then feel free to commentP.P.S. Just coz im english doesnt mean i can correctly use my language so sorry about my bad spelling.