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Shn/flac stuff

Thanks Greg Younggun !

As I wrote above, Shorten does more of the job, than xACT. And as there is so much stuff do download, I decided not to care about the No Magic Number thing. Also because my iMac's disc drive does not work anymore. And that's a big one. But well,

peace & music,

andré

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Shn/ flac stuff

Hi André,

For converting Shn to audio I use mkw audio compression tool: http://www.etree.org/mkw.html
It's a simple drag drop process.

For flac I use Flac frontend: http://flac.sourceforge.net/
Again, a simple drag drop process.

To play on PC, I use the Foobar2000 amp: http://www.foobar2000.org/
Simply open the files you want to play: flac, shn, wav, mp3 and others.

You might like to google for 'Traders Little Helper' - it does lots, and lots, and lots, but I haven't been there yet.

All the best, Greg

PS Belated happy birthday - you are 6 days my elder :-)

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kinda solved it ...

I downloaded shorten from etree. This program decoded most of the shn files ... some did not work, because of "No Magic Number". And I guess I don't know enough, either about magic, nor numbers, to understand it, but I will let etree know that GD 1974-07-21 has none of them.

Enjoy the weekend !

andré

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xACT and Mac

Thanks for your reply, Eric !

the procedure I do, is a bit different, regarding which keys I use to transport files into xACT (click/highlight the first, scroll down to the last, then press the .... button for writing capital letters and click on the last file I want to be added. Then they are all highlighted and I press "add files". You might try it this way, sounds faster than the way you desribe. And xACT starts to decode).

But then, right after xACT is "finished" with decoding shn files, I get this error message, listing each file it could not decode, because there is "no silence to trim from either end".

So I still don't know how to handle this shn decoding error. Over the last two weeks this has never happened with flac files, although lots of them also have tracks, that follow each other with no "silence" in between. Maybe my xACT program (free download) is a bad one.

But maybe someone here has had the same problem and knows the way to make my xACT stop bucking around.

andré

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xACT and Mac

Hey Andre -

I have Xact on my iBook which I use for all my music transfers. I have never had any errors of the kind you have mentioned. Im sorry you have had trouble with it. It seems very straight forward and easy from my usage. I open up the file(i.e.) show and hold down the apple key while single clicking on every shn or flac file (which highlights the title) and then double click on the last file.(which animates the xact monky icon) It automaticly loads into xact.
In xact I make sure it is set to transpose to wav and then I tell it where to send the wav file (i send it back into the folder with the flac/shn) I then take the wav files and highlight them like I did with the flac/shn files and the last file will animate my iTunes and xfr the wave file there for burning or changing to mp3 for my ipod... Hope that helps...

Eric

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Trouble with shn

To decode I use xACT. Because it is in English I am not really happy with it. To me it is hard to understand technical English. But as far as my search results took me, there is no German program to do the job.

On the other hand I only needed a little trial and error to work flac files with just a few mouse clicks.

Decoding shn files for the first time I got an error message for each file, stating that it "has no silence to trim from either end". I "solved" this by adding and decoding one file after the other.

Yesterday I tried to decode some shn for the second time. Same error for most of the files. And this time one by one did not help. Neither any of the other options I tried, because the program allowed me to click/choose them.

Any help, that really helps, is appreciated.

Maybe someone knows a jamband and also (German) user friendly program, working on an iMac.

andré

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mov files

when I right click and save files from the tapers section they are saved as mov files how do I change them to wav or mp3 so i can listen to them in my car?????? J

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flac or shn ?

What Takes Up Less Hard Drive Space?

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WAV

Hal,
Go here,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV

It explains this better than I could.

Peace,
Richard

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thanks Bob and Richard

I'm starting to get there. Here is another question. Is wav the same as Windows Media Audio Lossless or is wav something I need to download?

I do know about not trading music that is not lossless. Remember that too from the days of tapes. I have been one of those guys lower on the totem pole that has generally benefited from the generosity of folks like you rather than an active trader.

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Wiliam Blake

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