Whoops. While I was writing that last reply you wrote again!
OK, then Windows 98. Audiograbber is one of the best, and its freeware. Be careful of some free MP3 rippers as they will load you up with spyware. As far as I know Audiograbber is still free of junk and is highly rated. The site is packed with info (including stuff on LAME)
For older versions of software for people who use '98 etc bookmark these repositries of older downloads.
Sam I Am is right iTunes works just fine.
I know that, but unfortunately...
Problem with that is my MP3 player doesn't (yet) have a Mac connection software, whilst my PC is on Win 98, so can't take itunes.
hence i'm looking for something else
Double replies. I hate that
Sorry, i'm currently using Audiograbber and it's great EXCEPT for the speed. And when i'm trying to get the best part of 2000 CDs changed, 90mins ago isn't that quick...
Try these, all open source.
Generally highly thought of and all use LAME (I think)
Finally made up my mind and invested in a Creative Zen 20Gb today. It claims to have 24hours battery life which is definitely better than the i-pod. It came with a pretty nifty little case but I think i'll be investing in some decent earphones for it.
Now I cant wait to get home from work and play with it.
I just bought a Creative Zen 20GB from Comet online. I heard it's good and just like an IPod. It was 150 pounds (not much dearer than a smaller amount of memory) and thought that was cheap. The link is
I'm getting mine tommorrow so will tell you what i think!
Yep! That's better value than mine. I paid 269.99 euro for mine which works out at about St£183.
Hope you've made a good choice Eve. I've read some good reviews about the Zen so i'm sure it will make a good travel companion. Batteries are still going strong on my Sony too so i'm happy i made a good choice. I have put all my cd's on 20GB and have loads of room to spare. My friend who's a DJ then put tons of stuff on as well, and i've still got room for more!!!
I actually went to the store with the intention of looking at/buying the Sony but they didnt have it in stock and once I saw the Zen and held it my hand, it was hard to put it back on the shelf, so I decided to take it.
I think it has slightly less battery life than the Sony but double that of the i-pod so I'm happy enough with that. And it will play Windows Media files as well which is good.
On that note, I'm off to get to grips with it!
ive got 3000 songs on my ipod and my mates got 5000 so i cant see us ever getting bored of music lol