.SHN File Extension

A .SHN file is a Shorten Compressed Audio File, created by Shorten.

Open with File Viewer Plus — Get it from Microsoft+. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SHN file?

The .SHN file extension stands for Shorten Compressed Audio File. This type of file contains audio data that has been compressed using the Shorten lossless compression method. This method is designed to compress CD-quality audio files without losing any of the original sound quality, which means the audio remains exactly the same after compression and decompression. The .SHN format is similar to other lossless audio formats like FLAC (.FLAC) and Monkey's Audio (.APE), which also preserve audio quality during compression.

To open a .SHN file, you can use several different programs depending on your operating system: 1. **File Viewer Plus** — Available for download from the Microsoft Store, this program can open .SHN files among many other file types. 2. **Trader's Little Helper** — This is a free program specifically designed for trading and managing music files, including those in the .SHN format. 3. **Nullsoft Winamp with SnhAmp plugin** — Winamp is a popular media player for Windows, and by adding the SnhAmp plugin, it can play .SHN files. 4. **foobar2000 with foo_shn plugin** — foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for Windows, and with the foo_shn plugin, it supports playback of .SHN files. 5. **Microsoft Windows Media Player with SHN DirectShow Filter** — Windows Media Player can play .SHN files if the SHN DirectShow Filter is installed. 6. **NCH WavePad** — This is an audio editing software that supports many audio file formats including .SHN. It is available for both Windows and Mac. 7. **X Lossless Decoder** — This tool is specifically for Mac users and can decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. 8. **Cog** — A free open source audio player for Mac that supports multiple audio formats including .SHN. 9. **MacAmp Lite X with Shorten plugin** — Although this program is discontinued, it was previously used on Mac computers to play .SHN files.

These programs provide various functionalities, from simple file viewing and playback to more complex editing and file management. Choose the one that best fits your needs based on your operating system and what you want to do with the file.


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