Interested in applying some eye-candy
to the images of albums and performers/artists ? It's rather easy. Really! Read more
Do you know any good programs to rip CD's and encode them as MP3, OGG, WMA and/or APE ?
Yes. You really should consider using CDex. This is one of my absolute favorites, since it allows for ripping and encoding within the same program.
There are also many other benefits related to CDex. I suggest you take a look at it here.