A Small SHN and MD5 FAQ
- 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. For
many traders of live music, Shorten files (shns) therefore have an undisputed advantage over "lossy" mp3-format files. A shn file
made from a wav is quite a bit larger than the corresponding mp3, with a size perhaps ~50-60% of the orginal wav.