How to convert an old PC into a media server?

by Skeptiko - 6/1/10 6:07 PM

I want to convert an old PC into a media server that can rip CDs and server then to players in my house. I looked at WHS but it doesn't seem to have that many features other then serving files. Plus it cost $99.

I am looking at VortexBox. It's free and it rips CDs. Has anybody else tried VortexBox? If so how well does it work?