I've got about 1,000 CDs that I want to migrate to a digital music server. I'd prefer to use my Apple Mac to do this. I'm particular about sound quality and want a lossless compression.
From what I've read, Apple's ALE format, being lossless, and offering up to 60% compression may be what I want?
My questions are: How much hard drive space will I need? Is ALE the best format for what I want to do? Anything to watch out for during the conversion? How can I catalog the collection so I can find what I want?