Files with shn file extension are audio files in the Shorten lossless audio format. Pretty rare format, it can be played with Winamp.

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SHN file extension - Shorten compressed audio data

What is shn file? How to open shn files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

shn file icon: shn filetype icon

The shn file extension is generally used for Shorten audio files. Shorten is lossless format but larger than MP3.

It s a fast, low complexity waveform coder (i.e. audio compressor), originally written by Tony Robinson at SoftSound.

It can operate in both lossy and lossless modes.

The default software associated to open shn file:

Winamp icon

Winamp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Winamp is a legendary media player and one of the first major ones. It was first released in 1997 with latest version from late 2013. It was originally developed by Nullsoft, but now the brand is owned by Radionomy.

Help how to open:

You can playback SHN format using Winamp with Shnamp plugin installed or Xine media player.

How to convert:

Some audio converter support SHN format and can convert these audio files to other formats, for example MP3.

Find conversions from shn file:

shn to aac

shn to mp3

Related links:

Shorten information

List of software applications associated to the .shn file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open shn file, edit shn file, convert shn file, view shn file, play shn file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting shn files.

shn file players - programs that can play shn file - Shorten compressed audio data

Programs supporting the exension shn on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play shn file action.

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