Yamaha RX-673 AVR 5.1 AVR.
Home network with 2 Win 7 PC's.
Kindle HD and several smartphones(android) and an iphone 3.
60" Vizio Smart TV.
Wife wants to start ripping CD's. Currently have a bunch of MP3's that stream fairly well with Airplay and thru the 673.
What is the best way to get started with lossless. I am a total newb in this area but I have heard of FLAC and other lossless types.
What programs are available free to get my feet wet? Ease of use would be a priority.
Wife also wants to be able to take the music with her to play on her Kindle HD. FLAC isn't listed but I read somewhere it would play them? I assume FLAC files take too much space to be a good solution for Kindle....MP3's the best option there?
I'm sure these questions have been asked over and over....I thank you all in advance for any help!