I'm sure this topic has been discussed, but I couldn't find it with the search routine, so I'll ask it again & hope I don't get flamed:
What, in your opinion, is the best software out there for ripping *.cda files from CDs, encoding them into MP3 (NOT though the sound card!), and playing them back? I have MusicMatch installed on my PC, but I've been told that Music Match wimped out to the recording industry and configured their encoder to grab the waveform output from the sound card in a system - i.e., after it's been converted to analog. I'd much rather rip the CD, encode in the digital domain, and copy the MP3 files to a CD. Any thoughts?