Having just got myself a streamer (minx xi) I've decided to start the process of ripping my CDs, having only really bothered to do the odd one before.
So, obviously you want the best quality possible and I have plenty of storage space. The minx appears to be able to play virtually anything. I'm using windows media player so I've been selecting WAV files as they are lossless, but I've read that there is some sort of issue with tagging. I'm hoping somebody can explain this because media player finds the artist, album and track info absolutely fine so I don't understand what the problem is! I did notice, however, the the minx appeared to displaying the tracks in the wrong order (possibly alphabetically, rather than in track number order)
Then I realise that if I want to transfer any of these files onto my portable player or phone, they might not work which would presumably mean re converting then into MP3 or whatever. I've not tested this yet, to be fair.
The third consideration is how I'm playing these files on the Minx - the unit itself is cabled to the router (via a power line adapter) but the laptop is via WiFi. Could limitations in data transfer speed effect playback? The few I've ripped so far sound great but there's no point in using such data hungry files if what I'm actually listening too is downgraded somewhat.... if so, I might as well stick to MP3!
Anyone got any advise?
Please make it straightforward...I'm not especially techy!