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Old Mar 8, 2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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N00b question; is .SHN a lossless codec?

Hi, is .SHN a lossless codec?
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Noob answer:

google it.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 07:15 AM   #3
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Noob answer:

google it.
n00b response: I already have, and read contradictory answers. thank you for your response, you could have just answered it.
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Conflicting answers? These are quotes from the first four hits in the google search.

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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).
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Shorten® (.shn) is an audio compression scheme that is used to compress audio (.wav) files losslessly.
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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.
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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.
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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 has not answered your question?
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