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    Question .shn to flac?

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    I was wondering how to convert shn files to flac. I found quite a few torrents on here which give you shn files. I would like to know the best way to convert them to flac for easier listening.

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    You can download the compiled Windows command line program here - http://shnutils.freeshell.org/shorte...rten-3.6.1.zip
    Extract it from the downloaded ZIP file by simply clicking on it within Windows, then sending the file "shorten.exe" to the folder where your .SHN files are.
    Open a CMD window (Ctrl-R, then type in "CMD" and press the "Enter" key) and go to the folder where the executable and your .SHN files are.
    To first convert all .SHN files to .WAV format: "shorten -x *.shn"
    Leave this CMD window open for after the next two steps.
    Now download the FLAC command line program here - https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/xiph/rele...-1.3.2-win.zip
    Double click the downloaded ZIP file and copy flac.exe to the folder with your .SHN files now converted to .WAV format.
    Go back to your CMD window and type "flac -8 --delete *.wav"
    If you want to be able to repeat this process more easily in the future, you can copy both shorten.exe and flac.exe to a folder in your path, then whenever you need to convert files, you can type the two commands only without having to go through the process of downloading and extracting the two required programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caruana View Post
    Hi,

    I was wondering how to convert shn files to flac. I found quite a few torrents on here which give you shn files. I would like to know the best way to convert them to flac for easier listening.

    Thanks!
    As always for requests like these, it helps to state which operating system you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snagu View Post
    As always for requests like these, it helps to state which operating system you use.
    I use Windows 10, sorry for not specifying

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    Quote Originally Posted by caruana View Post
    I use Windows 10, sorry for not specifying
    For Windows 10 I use Final Media Player, maybe not the best, but don't need convert nothing : https://www.finalmediaplayer.com/index.html

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    OK, I'm no longer a Windows expert, so can't suggest for you what I actually use. But the other posts already should be good leads for you. Traders Little Helper (Bert13's reply) has been around for years and packages up support for converting between a whole bunch of obscure and common formats. The command line route mentioned by oldpink is a good fallback. And as Nipote points out, some media players can handle the Shorten format already. But if, like me, you download on Windows but want to play back elsewhere in a more common format, then one of the converters is the way to go.

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    Yep, I'll echo Bert. Traders Little Helper should literally be everything that you need for converting from WAV and SHN to FLAC or decoding from SHN or FLAC to WAV. You can create checksum files (md5 & ffp), plus you can create torrents. It's basically amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalofloyd View Post
    Yep, I'll echo Bert. Traders Little Helper should literally be everything that you need for converting from WAV and SHN to FLAC or decoding from SHN or FLAC to WAV. You can create checksum files (md5 & ffp), plus you can create torrents. It's basically amazing.
    And very simple.

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    And also runs in Wine on Mac or Linux.

    While it's capabilities are not entirely unique, I can't think of any other application that can create sidecar Seek Table files for SHN's - making them properly seekable on the right players (Foobar includes on-the-fly, Seek Table creation, in memory, within its SHN plugin, which is nice).

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