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marcel-v
Mar 8, 2010, 07:02 AM
Hi, is .SHN a lossless codec?



miles01110
Mar 8, 2010, 07:04 AM
Noob answer:

google it. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lWI&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=.SHN+file&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=)

marcel-v
Mar 8, 2010, 07:15 AM
Noob answer:

google it. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lWI&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=.SHN+file&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=)

n00b response: I already have, and read contradictory answers. thank you for your response, you could have just answered it.

miles01110
Mar 8, 2010, 07:20 AM
Conflicting answers? These are quotes from the first four hits in the google search.

Shorten (SHN) is a file format optimized for compressing audio data. It is a form of data compression of files and is used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files (44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo PCM).


Shorten® (.shn) is an audio compression scheme that is used to compress audio (.wav) files losslessly.

Shorten (extension .shn) is an audio compression scheme written by Tony Robinson of SoftSound that can compact wav files without subtracting out any frequencies. It's "lossless"- everything in the original wav is there, so that full quality is maintained.


What is SHN?
SHN is a file format. SHN is short for "shorten". SHN files are compressed ("shortened") WAV files. SHN uses a lossless compression method.

spinnerlys
Mar 8, 2010, 07:20 AM
n00b response: I already have, and read contradictory answers. thank you for your response, you could have just answered it.

So http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorten and http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html and the official paper released by the developers of SHN (ftp://svr-ftp.eng.cam.ac.uk/pub/reports/robinson_tr156.ps.Z) has not answered your question?

marcel-v
Mar 8, 2010, 07:22 AM
thanks for the answers :)