I’m thinking of getting an iPod.
But, just like everything else in life I have to do things differently.
I am about 75% of the way through ripping my entire CD collection to FLAC (lossless encoding).
The benefit of this is converting to any format from FLAC is a simple matter of writing a script.
So; should I convert to AAC (does a Linux tool even exist to encode AAC) or MP3?
What quality setting should I be using? Remember, I’m fussy.
Do I need to worry about ID3 tags? I’m setting album, artist and track only at the moment.
What directory structure should I set them all up as to keep iTunes happy (currently I do “Artist – Album/01 Track.flac” but I can script it to use a different structure if needs be)?
I want to store photos on the iPod (a 60GB one) from time to time so don’t want to fill all 60GB with music – I estimate it’ll be around 7000 tracks when I am done though.
I’m sure somebody knows the answers to all this; Simon?