Having amassed a large collection of vinyl and CDs over the last 40 years, I am considering getting an MP3 unit and transferring a load onto computer and then a player etc do create I guess a customised jukebox. Also, I want to download some music that I cannot get on CD. Does anyone know if there are any magazine guides on the market that cover recommendations for players and software needed to get the stuff across and the best methods for doing it. I keep reading about "ripping" CDs and transfer rates. I know I can record around 75 mins onto a CD using a conventional CD recorder, but does music put onto a computer and then back onto a CD take up less space. It's all mind boggling to me.