Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
I would add that checking the metadata before ripping, is essential.
I'd add that it doesn't hurt to also confirm after the rip that things look ok. I typically open up my new rips in mp3tag.exe and take a glance to insure that everything seems OK. I have occasionally found issues with replaygain tags missing. Rare of course. But it is just part of my ripping process.