Hi all! I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about computers and technology and such, but I've somehow managed to avoid ever coming in contact with a CD burner all these years since they've become so popular. Anway, we (me and my family) have switched from film over to a digital camera recently, and we'd like to buy a CD burner, mainly to have a place to store all those pictures we're taking. I'd also like to be able to take some music from my CD collection and make a CD or two with MP3s of my most-listened-to songs. I've got kind of strange taste in music, and it seems no CD ever has more than a single song or two that I think is really worth listening to. It'd be great to have a collection of all of my favorite music, all in one place, now that I have an Apex DVD player that can play MP3s from a CD. And yes, I legally own a CD copy of all the music about which I'm talking and will rip all of these MP3s myself. I know the HTF isn't big on piracy, and on that point I agree. My friends think I'm weird because I refuse to download songs from the 'net. Instead, I'll go buy a whole album for just a song or two. Even if it didn't bother me on an ethical level, I'm just too anal retentive to listen to songs collected from random places on-line anyway. I'd need to know I've got a quality copy of a song, and to know where it came from! Anyway, what do I need to know? What are the best brands out there? What should I avoid? What software would I need to burn files to a disc? What about burning music to a disc? Does this software come with the burner? Thanks in advance for any tips.