I don't like iTunes method of ripping. It does not appear that I have any options such as bit rate. I just want to rip my CD music to mp3 format and store it in my "Music" folder in my Home location. I want to choose the bit rate before ripping. Then, I will decide it I want iTunes to import a given tune. Do I need to purchase a 3rd party application to do the job, independent of iTunes? Can someone recommend such an application?