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 #14903  by Pigpen
 Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:44 pm
How do you convert bit torrent files to make them play able? I downloaded some Phish show off and the files i got were SHN how do you make them so you can play it on Windows Media Player or something? thanks

 #14905  by Pigpen
 Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:00 pm
oh thats great help thanks a lot, sorry i forgot to search it first

 #14912  by Rev_Roach
 Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:23 pm
SHN is not a bit-torrent file type, it is a lossless music format called Shorten. Lossless means it has zero quality loss due to file compression (MP3 on other hand, has some loss). Shorten files are usually larger because of this.

Here's a winamp plug-in for it:

If you prefer Windows Media Player theres problem something similar. I'll post if I see something.