We all know that I am computer illiterate, so to convert an audio CD into FLAC is a major task for me.
I have searched 'Google', but there are 1001 different CD rippers and converters. Some I have to pay for - others are free or trial versions.
To be frank, I am bamboozled by choice, and I have no idea about differences, or what I am looking for.
So here is what I think I need...
A simple programme which will allow me to convert audio CDs (official or home made) into FLAC lossless files.
(Ripping DVD audio would be nice, but not essential).
Sometimes, I may not wish to convert a full CD, but two or three audio tracks only.
I would like something idiot-proof. (ie no technical experience or trickery - just the plain copying of a CD track into a FLAC folder).
Free is better - but if I have to pay - what facilities am I paying for?
And finally, once the track is converted to FLAC and shared in a folder, this track can be copied, shared, or burned without restriction, and play in any FLAC player like 'Winamp'.
Any help, experiences or suggestions? I know that I am a numpty at times, but,I guess the best way forward is to ask the experts before I jump feet first into the unknown!
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