I've had a fairly large mp3 collection for a while now, and it has been an interesting learning experience finding the tools that are needed to do quality checking, renaming, methods of file naming, and the whole works... in fact, I plan to write a little mini-howto someday about this all. What I'm wondering is how would one go about starting a digital music collection? Not collecting from the net, but from CD. Some fundamental choices have to be made right from the start, and I don't know the answers. IE: mp3 vs. ogg, high bitrate vs VBR, what encoder to use, etc etc. Any audiophiles out there that can throw advice out to the community?