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Discussion in 'Recording' started by llornkcor, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Hey- anybody know about this?
    Shorten- a lossless digital audio distribution on the
    Winamp plays them with a plugin, so does Xmms for linux.

    Kinda cool, I suppose. I downloaded it, and 'compressed' a 34 MB 44.1/16 file into a 21 MB 'shn' file. There's bands like Dave Matthews, Grateful Dead,String Cheese- you know the one's that allow 'tapers', full concerts available via ftp.
    Like it says- it's not like mp3 where it effects the sound quality.
    I just thought it was kinda cool. Not much of a saving in the MB department, but it IS file compression, ala zip, and keeps the high quality audio.
    I suppose if you want to transfer several high Q tracks over the internet, this would be great. Better for collaberation than mp3, cause there's no loss in quality, no artifacts.

    Whadda think?

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

  3. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Originally posted by Opus2000:

    I dunno, cause its there.
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I guess that's a good enough reason!!!!
  5. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Actually, it's because Phil Lesh told me too.....



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