CD ripping services?
I'm wondering if anyone here has paid a CD ripping service to convert your collection to FLAC or ALAC, with complete metadata (slightly leaning toward ALAC for convenience as an iTunes user, especially since I could always convert later if need be). I'm thinking of doing a full rerip but 1200 CDs is going to be a massive undertaking and I'm at a very busy point in my life.
So, if you've used any of these services:
Who did you use?
Did you ship?
(if you know) How were they on metadata for rare or small-run CDs (indy bands, lesser known acts, etc)?
Were there unanticipated issues?
Once you ripped, did you put your CDs away in wallets or do it some other way?
Finally, who do you recommend and what should I expect to pay per CD?
I live in Montreal so local would be great, but I'm also okay with shipping within Canada. I want to avoid customs BS, though, so no US firms.
PS -- we have some films (yes, films), VCR tapes and DVDs to convert as well, so if you have suggestions there too, that would be great.