How to open a file with .SHN extension?

File Type : Shorten Audio Compression File (SoftSound Limited)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .SHN file

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What is .SHN file extension?

Audio file compressed using Shorten lossless compression; compresses CD-quality audio without losing any quality; similar to FLAC (.FLAC) and Monkey's Audio (.APE) compression.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open SHNfiles:

  • Nullsoft Winamp with SnhAmp plugin
  • foobar2000 with foo_shn plugin
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player with SHN DirectShow Filter
  • X Lossless Decoder
  • Cog
  • MacAmp Lite X with Shorten plugin
  • XMMS with xmms-shn plugin