This has been triggered off by "What music player to use?" which I was just reading.

I hardly ever listen on the computer, but use it to rip my CD collection, to listen to on MP3 players.

I used to rip CDs with MS Multimedia Player. Not very flexible, but it usually found the track information.

I ripped one recently with RhythmBox, and it abjectly failed to find the CD metadata on the Web (though to be fair it was an audio book, so not exactly mainstream).

Now I'm looking at things with new eyes, I wondered if I should even be trying to use a "music player" for ripping. From my Ubuntu experience so far, I wonder if there are programs that do nothing but rip CDs perfectly, with a huge range of options.

What do you recommend?