Well since THIS is the right section for it I'll ask here.
So now that I'm trying to get all of my music collection in FLAC, I would like to know what do you consider to be the best app to rip from CD, and to encode from FLAC to mp3, as well as the best player to manage the collection (is there a way to play FLAC in iTunes, btw?)
Also, what is the best quality for the iPod? is it AppleLossless? And for lossy? Is there a way to play FLAC on the iPod besides RockBox (i don't think it works on the last gen)
I'm currently using Max to encode and Play to play them, and I hear xACT is good as well (thanks znik), but I would like to read your opinions.