Hey, that BonkEnc looks interesting–thanks for that. It mentions that it can use CD Text, which is good (for recent releases that include CD Text, not older ones) because that would mean you could rip offline and still get tags.
It does use freedb online, which is only as good as the tags users contribute, so do take a look at the tags you get for spelling errors or other oddities.
Another ripper is, believe it or not, iTunes, which uses CDDB, the big commercial online database (so does Winamp, but it wants you to pay for CD ripping to mp3). It won’t sync to the Sansa, and its mp3 encoder is not as good as the one in Media Monkey (but just as good as WMP), but it does get excellent tags. You need to reset it (under Edit/Preferences/Advanced) to rip to .mp3 rather than .aac, and choose a folder where it will put the ripped albums (which could be the same folder you’re using for the WMP library). The tags it gets are ID3v2.2, which the Sansa seems to accept.
For what it’s worth, this is the last free version of dbPoweramp, which is quite a useful converter. I’ve never used it for ripping.
If you upgrade it, you’ll have to pay.
The free Media Coder also rips. I don’t know where it gets tags–probably freedb.
You can have any ripper store the ripped albums into the same folder used by WMP, and then if you are synching or doing other things with WMP, it will find the albums.
On the other hand, if you’re just using WMP to rip, you could do better.
Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 12-13-2009 08:46 AM