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Mr Larrington

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Shorten
« on: July 30, 2015, 09:32:13 pm »
I have in my possession a number of audio files in this format - it's a lossless wossname and almost extinct in the wild - and would like to convert them into something I can actually listen to.  All the converters I've found on that The Internets are either brain-damaged trial versions or just plain don't work, and the latter includes the dBPoweramp codec.

Any ideas from Thee Panel gratefully received.
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Dibdib

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Re: Shorten
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 09:37:40 pm »
Something of a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but I'd imagine Audacity would make short work of it.

fuaran

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Re: Shorten
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 09:54:42 pm »
Try FFMPEG. It can convert loads of video/audio formats.
Easiest way would be to use WinFF, which gives you a nice GUI with presets for converting to MP3 etc. http://winff.org/html_new/

ian

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Re: Shorten
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 09:55:51 pm »
Fuaran beat me. But yes

https://www.ffmpeg.org/

will convert SHN to whatever flavour of audio you prefer. See advice above for GUI version.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Shorten
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 05:49:47 pm »
Ta.

I'm sure I've already got some variety of FFMPG lying around but for some reason it didn't appear in the search results from the Mega-Global Chocolate Manufactury Corporation of Mountain View, USAnia.

Audacity would do it but AFAICT can't automagically convert a large batch of files in one go.  Live recordings of Roky Erickson, mostly.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Shorten
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 09:47:10 pm »
Try FFMPEG. It can convert loads of video/audio formats.
Easiest way would be to use WinFF, which gives you a nice GUI with presets for converting to MP3 etc. http://winff.org/html_new/

Bit of a performance adding input files from multiple folders (32 of them!) but it does seem to be putting the output in the right place.  I doubt I'll ever listen to all of it in this lifetime but...
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