I start this thread with some apprehension. I don't want this to turn into a "versus" thread. I just want to share some information with those who use Apple Lossless in iTunes. Last night I bought a new hard drive and added it to my PC. I decided that I wanted to start using Apple Lossless instead of AAC and Lame MP3 on my iPod. But I wanted to rip with EAC, and I hate adding WAV files to the iTunes library, encoding to Apple Lossless, then finally deleting the WAV files from iTunes. I know it doesn't take much effort, but since I was starting from scratch, I wanted the process to be automated. Via the Hydrogen Audio Forums, I found iTunesEncode.exe. This is a small command-line program, like lame.exe, that you can call from EAC to encode into AAC or Apple Lossless. It even adds the files to the iTunes library for you. You can download the latest version (for PC only) here: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=35242 The directions for its use are here: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29821&st=0&p=257899&#entry257899 If you'd rather use it with Foobar2000 for encoding, there are directions here: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=40631&view=findpost&p=357399 Have fun!