Hey guys, I just got my first iPod ever, the classic, and I'm ripping my CDs to put them on it, but I don't know much about bit rates or anything. I used to just use Winamp and then WMP, and I just usually ripped everything using 128, but I've been reading about how different the bit rates can be and about VBR and all this stuff and I don't know what settings to use or if i should use a 3rd party program to do it and not iTunes, what settings do you guys use? I guess VBR is really good? what are the minimum and maximum bit rates to use with VBR? Or is there one specific constant rate that is good? 320? 256? 192? I don't know much about how different they sound, but I just want a good quality and having 80gigs I now don't need to worry about cramming my music into a small player, just wondering if I could please get some help in understanding what program and/or settings to use and why. I got a trial version of xilisoft but I don't understand half the settings it's asking me to configure for anything, please help??