> Project: VortexBox
> VortexBox 2.3 - Install CD (32-bit)
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Contents: 1 CD
Bit Version: 32-bit
Media Type: Install
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #54
Date Added to OSDisc.com: April 11, 2014
VortexBox is a free, open source, quick-install CD that turns your unused computer into an easy-to-use music server/jukebox. Once VortexBox has been loaded on an unused PC, it will automatically rip CDs to FLAC and MP3 files, ID3 tag the files , and download the cover art. Vortexbox will then serve the files to network media players such as Logitech Squeezebox, Sonos, or Linn. The music files can also be streamed to a Windows or Mac OSX system.
- Convert an old PC to a CD ripper / jukebox / NAS in 15 minutes.
- Based on Fedora so it's easy to modify.
- Automatically tags all files from online music database.
- Automatically downloads the cover art.
- Automatic sharing of file to SMB (Microsoft) file shares.
- Automatic re-indexing Squeezebox Server after every CD is ripped.
- AppleTalk - for OSX or Bonjour for Windows.
- DAAP - Automatically shares all MP3s for streaming to iTunes and Roku Soundbridge.
- NFS - For Linux boxes and almost anything else, Solaris etc.
- DLNA - ushare pre-installed to support DLNA players, XBOX 360, etc.
- Easy installation of mplayer for AlianBBC support.
- Good support for Sonos.
- Works well as a backend server for XBMC (XBOX Media Center) running on XBOX, Widnows, OSX, AppleTV, or Linux.