Q: "I was wondering how to convert my rather big load of bootlegs from the old shorten (.shn) format to .flac for easier listening. I just need a simple program to do a simple task."
A: Well, SHN (Shorten) is an old lossless audio compression format that is no longer developed but still used and circulated in small circles. Unfortunately, it's not that easy to play SHN files without specific plug-ins or codecs installed on your computer or media player. Even worse, only a limited number of applications can decode and convert SHN files. Given this, this post will shed some light on how to losslessly batch convert SHN files to FLAC without a hitch.
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a multi-functional toolkit specialized in simple video and audio processing. Equipped with the rich encoders/decoders and batch mode support, it allows you to batch convert a huge array of SHN files to FLAC losslessly. The open-and-shut GUI and accessible layout make it obstacles-free to navigate and use.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Converter" module from the start-up interface. Next, click "Add Files" or "Add Video Folder" button or conduct a simple drag-and-drop action to add all of your SHN audio files.
After all your SHN files are loaded, press the big "Format Profile" on the right side of the SHN to FLAC converter to open the full list of over 500 predefined presets. Navigate to "Audio" category and select "FLAC" profile.
Similarly, you can choose other common audio formats to convert SHN to MP3, WAV, OGG, M4A, WMA, etc.
Choose a destination directory to save the converted FLAC files by pressing the "inverted triangle" icon on the bottom of the program. Lastly, hit the big "Run" button to batch convert SHN to FLAC losslessly. And you'll be prompted once the conversion is complete.
As you can see, HD Video Converter Factory Pro definitely facilitates your SHN to FLAC lossless conversion work in bulk. In addition, this application allows you to open "Parameter settings" windows to modify your preferences like audio encoder, bit rate, sample rate, channel and volume. Meanwhile, you're able to trim, split, splice audio files in the main interface of the "Converter" module. Hopefully, you'll benefit from this application, and more practical features are waiting for your exploration. Cheers!