Firstly I have a music collection of some 21,000 MP3's, 800 FLAC's, and 50 24 bit WAV's (DVD audio rips at 5000kps each) And I'm not talking limewire crap, MP3's must be V0 or V2, FLAC's must come with .log and .cue, and the file tags must be PERFECT (seriously my tagging takes obsession, to a new level I even inisit on catalouge numbers ) Anyway I'm halfway through my summer sort out, find low bit rate stuff, files using very dated encoders, and delete old crap....and I'm pondering a change in scenery for my player. I've used Winamp, I always have but since AOL got hold of it, it's gone...downhill. This is shaping up to be another generic "what media player thread" but don't link me off somewhere else just yet, I'm after more specifics. WMP - I WILL not use it...in my fledgling music gathering days have a library of about 3,000 tracks (some 6 or 7 years back) it took it upon itself to replace my perfectly capitalised orgasmically wonderful tags and replace them with ones it downloaded which had been apparently written by an 11 year old -.- foobar - I got my hands on the OiNK.cd (god rest it's soul) pre setup version and liked it, but since deleting it and download the one on the site I'm not sure where to start with it. and....Itunes. Used it after WMP trashed my library and liked it enough and seriously considering using it again, because I'm struggling to know what music to *acquire* and my *acquiring* queue every night is looking a bit small, and Itunes gives me suggestions of albums I might like. I am seriously thinking of using not to wonderful software just for its "what shall I listen to now list"... - How much resources would iTunes use for a library of my size - Are there any good FLAC plugins - Is its album suggestion mechanism *really* as good as what they say (is there a website that does similar)? - Does it still force upon you Bonjour, Quick Time and Apple Updater - Does Itunes support 24bit playback - If I endure the foobar learning curve will it be worth it? - Or should I just sit tight where I am with Winamp?