Vortex1.7 is released! Turn your unused computer into a music server/jukebox

VortexBox 1.7 has been released. This release is based on Fedora 14 and comes with many new features and improvements. The big new feature for the latest release is the possibility of ripping DVDs along with audio CDs for streaming. This feature has been highly requested and is now included in VortexBox 1.7. The new version also brings an updated SqueezeBox  server 7.4.2 along with the usual array of fixes and smaller updates.

About VortexBox

” VortexBox is a free, open source (GPL v3), quick-install ISO 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 support – Play music and video DLNA enabled players, XBOX 360,PS3, Windows 7 etc.
  • Easy installation of mplayer for AlienBBC support.
  • Good support for Sonos.
  • Works well as a back end server for XBMC (XBOX Media Center) running on XBOX, Windows, OSX, AppleTV, or Linux.

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