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VortexBox 2.3

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Product Details
Contents: 1 CD
Bit Version: 32-bit
Media Type: Install
Categories: Multimedia
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #54
Date Added to OSDisc.com: April 11, 2014
Project Website: http://vortexbox.org/
Product Description
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.

Features
  • 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.
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