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Re: Free replacement for shorten (lossless digital audio compressor)?

More info on FLAC: the homepage is


The comparison page there compares many encoders including Kexis.
Kexis barely beats shorten on compression and looks like it hasn't
been worked on in a while.  FLAC has better compression than Kexis
and shorten, better plugin support, and is all GPL/LGPL.


> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 08:50:22AM -0500, Matt
Zimmerman wrote:
> > http://www.softsound.com/Shorten.html
> > 
> > Does anyone know of a free replacement for the "shorten" tool, from
> > It is used to compress/decompress digital audio to/from the "shn"
format, a 
> > compressed audio format which gets about 2:1 lossless compression. 
It is
> > gaining popularity for lossless storage of CD audio data and the
> Currently I am aware of two, namely kexis and flac, both still in
> development. Look for them on sourceforge.net. If you're lucky
> you might also find some sources for OggSquish.
>     Ingo

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