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Great question

for which there is no one answer.

Over a period of time I ripped all my CDs to FLAC. This I did to include tagging and some level of compression. One can do that free with programs like EAC or for a nominal investment, dbPowerAmp which is a better app with more capability.

The main question becomes: how do you want to stream your library?

Since I have a capable desktop, I ripped all my content along with downloaded content to it. I run Logitech Music Server (LMS) on it which feeds multiple players in my environment. On the other hand, one can localize the server and run everything from a simple Raspberry PI environment with a USB drive containing the library.

There are many folks over at Computer who are happy to assist you in building your digital library. The good news is that one can purchase a RPI player for $120 and either leverage storage from your PC (as I do) or use a standalone USB drive to provide a first rate and inexpensive digital playback system.

Edits: 03/05/17

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