CD > WAV > FLAC 2007-01-02 08:39:29 Objective - 1x lossless capture of CD library to Windws XP environment.Several questions:1. Is there a difference in WAV codecs? EAC offers a choice of 10+. a) Is there a difference? If so, which gives the best quality? Which gives very good quality, rapid rip? b) If not, why is EAC better than other rippers? Why is it so painfully slow?2. Better to do this in steps or as one piece?Most rippers have not updated to FLAC 1.1.3. It seems the best plan may be to take this project in steps: a) rip CDs to WAV using EAC, Roxio, or other ripper. This is easy, but files are large b) convert WAVs to FLAC (or WAVpack) for permanent archiving. Delete WAVs. c) grab album covers and info for FLAC files using Windows Media Player or other player. d) convert FLAC to MP3 for portable use.Any other thoughts or comments? I have over 1,000 CDs, so I really only want to do this once. I'd like to do it as efficiently as possible. Priorities (in order): quality, ease, speed. Once this is done, I will likely not use the CDs at all, but listen to a mix of: FLAC from dedicated laptop to home stereo, and MP3 on portable player.