Hey all - first post in this forum (I've read and searched a lot) I would like to rip my collection of about 100 CD's to a USB flash drive in some type of loseless format that would give me the best chance to use it across multiple device platforms...i.e. car audio w/USB support, PC, tablet etc. While I have a current gen MBA I dont like the idea of tying myself into iTunes long term Basically what I am asking...if you take Apple products out of the equation is FLAC the most universally accepted format among all the loseless formats out there? If not which would you suggest? I would like to do this once and be done with it and then deal with conversion as necessary for use with iTunes. Oh, and for ripping... XLD vs Max vs. RIP? No need to elaborate...just vote if you like one. Thanks much!