Hi... For those of you that are using LAME as an encoder, I have a questions regarding your presets and the strings that you're using. Here's what I'm doing: I want a portable MP3 player. I'll probably get one of the Creative Labs players. But anyway, I have a little over 400 CD's. Obviously, I have favorite tracks on each CD. On my PC, a pre-installed version (very old 3.5) of Roxio's Easy CD Creator software is what I am using to rip the CD to .WAV. I seems to do a pretty good job although I know and understand many people rave about EAC. So I'm taking the track off a CD and Roxio rips it into a .wav file for me. I now use LAME to encode the file to an MP3. What string do all of you use to encode your files to MP3 that will give you the best possible quality? i.e., near CD quality. I don't want some crazy 320kbps CBR encoding. But a portable 20GB MP3 player with stuff that sounds like crap will do me no good. So what do all of you use? As far what gives me a constant 128kbps, I've been using lame -h c:filename.wav c:filename.mp3 Is there another string out there that may offer better quality but still offer somewhat decent space consumption? Hopefully, you're all able to understand the question I'm asking. I'm somewhat new to MP3's/LAME so excuse the ignorance... Scott.