VortexBox是基于Fedora的Linux发行，它将一台没在使用的计算机转变为一台易于使用的音乐服务器或电唱机。一旦VortexBox加载好，它能自动从CD唱片转换出FLAC和MP3文件、对文件进行ID3标记、下载封面图样。VortexBox之后便能使这些文件服务于网络媒体播放软件。音乐文件也能以流媒体形式运送到Windows或Mac OS X操作系统。
Andrew Gillis has announced the release of VortexBox 1.8, a Fedora-based distribution that turns an unused computer into an easy-to-use music server or jukebox: “We are pleased to announce the release of VortexBox 1.8. In the last release we added DVD movie ripping; now we made it better. VortexBox now identifies the DVD and names it accordingly. VortexBox can also create an MP4 mirror of your DVD with a Windows Media Center XML file. This works great for viewing movies in Windows Media Center. You can now select the length the DVD tracks you want ripped. This is great for TV show DVDs where you want to rip all the tracks greater then a certain length. We have also added the latest version of SqueezeBox Server (7.5.3) and a bunch of other fixes and upgrades.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download (MD5): vortexbox-1.8.iso (619MB).