Hoping to rip my CD collection over the next few months... Curious what software might be best suited? Any good primers to get the most out of my system?
On the CD ripping front I find a collection of tools to work best for me:
CD ripping: dBpoweramp: https://www.dbpoweramp.com/
Tag manipulation/file renaming: Mp3tag: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/ (It’s free, there are some other programs with the same name that aren’t free…)
Album Art Downloader XUI: http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=57392
They have overlapping features, but dBpoweramp has, in general, good text metadata, mp3tag is great at tag manipulation and file renaming based on tags (and other patterns), Tho dBpoweramp usually finds a good cover, Album Art Downloader has many more hi resolution sources.
dBpoweramp is also a great audio file converter with a batch mode, you can do replay gain, covert to mp3, etc. either on selected files or whole file trees…