Ripping CD's - Today was 'old fashioned' day.
Wow - I did it the 'old fashioned' way. Not really, but I don't tend to use iTunes to rip my CD's. I use Max for excellent error correction. But sometimes Max (OSX app) cannot find the album information, picture, songs, title - anything at all. Today, I entered all that info by hand... and loved it.
Back when I copied my CD's to Minidisk, everything was done manually because until CD Text or NetMD, you had to title using the MD unit's remote or body. It was a pain. But, that pain meant I knew my CD's much better. I could remember all the songs, knew in what order they were and my MD's were always so close to me.
Well, typing stuff in on my Keyboard wasn't eye-opening, but brought me back - to those heady days of optical cable searches, governed ripping (so no one bumps my CD player and puts a 'jump' in the music) and hours spent for one CD.
I know my music now!
Addendum: I have ripped into: FLAC, ALAC and OGG Vorbis. iTunes will handle AAC - no problem.