As others have said... EAC and Lame. Be sure to download the latest approved version of LAME... 3.97 b2. More info can be found on www.hydrogenaudio.org
Look in the forums.
Don't know about the burning question. XP has burning built in and most burners come with software. I just use Nero.
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