ZoliveR wrote: MP3 is an universal format and so don't have constraints
Actually, MP3 is patented(AFAIK).
Kakulin wrote: Weird...
I use the free version of musicmatch and it allows me to rip my CDs to 320 kbps
mp3 or wma? Go for ogg, my good man. And do yourself a favour (i'm assuming if we're talking about wma you're on a win32 OS) and use CDex, it's not been updated for some time but is still the best win32 encoder around for oog and mp3 (as well as other formats).
Of cos, the fact that there is no DRM on it is even better. I usually rip my staff at 192kbps or higher - if I use 320, usually I set it as VBR.