I'm encoding some older RA files to MP3 for archiving purposes. These are pretty mediocre Real Audio files, so the quality of MP3 at 96k is more than enough. I tried some experiementing with VBR on some files, and found that i could get about 50% the files size with many by making it variable between like 32k and 96k using CDEX. The issue I have is that I'm under the impression that VBR causes fits for some devices. I'm mainly interested in compatibility with: PC playback in Winamp (no problems there- seems fine) IPOD playback (Don't have mine yet to test it, does anyone else use VBR for IPOD?) Possible future in-dash MP3 player for car (Does anyone have one and use VBR files?) I've noticed CDEX has several settings for VBR Specifically: METHOD: Default, Old, New, MTRH, ABR QUALITY: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 VERSION: MPGI, MPGII, MPGII.5 Does anyone have any suggestions on getting good compression sizes for non-critical (voice only) material with the best compatibility for multiple devices?