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The Trader's Database,, is the definitive resource of source information for concerts in circulation and organizing your collection.

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Welcome to, the award-winning leader in lossless digital audio distribution on the Internet! We are a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format.

You can find nearly every band that allows taping in the jambands community on, including Phish, The Grateful Dead, The Seth Yacovone Band, String Cheese Incident, The Slip, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Umphrey's McGee, The Big Wu, Amfibian and The New Deal.

To be a part of the community, you'll need a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, xDSL, T1, or Ethernet), an FTP client to download the files and a CD-R writer. All necessary software is available for free at the GreenSite. uses the Shorten (.shn) audio compression format because it creates an exact clone of the original source.

We do not distribute MP3 due to its lossy compression scheme which greatly degrades the quality of the audio. If you trade a CD-R's from MP3 audio, you are polluting the CD-R trading community.

Please Note: There is no actual music to download from here. This website simply provides the information and resources you will need to download music from Etree FTP Sites. To learn more about how this works please read this. gives everyone the means to easily create and trade live music with no loss in quality. Best of all, it's all FREE!

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Windows® 95/98/NT/2000/XP:
mkwACT v0.97 beta 1 · 10/2/00
mkwcon v1.0.2 · 10/4/07
ShnAmp v2.04 · 12/16/06
SmartFTP v1.0.971 · 11/14/02
Feurio! v1.66 · 11/19/02
shorten v3.6.1 · 3/19/07
md5sum.exe (PCP Version)
EAC v0.9 beta 4 · 5/22/02
CD Wave v1.73 · 4/26/02
shntool v3.0.10 · 3/30/09
Peter King's SHN 2k Batch Files v0.9 beta7 · 7/16/02


xmms-shn v2.4.1 · 3/28/07
shntool v3.0.10 · 3/30/09
shorten v3.6.1 · 3/19/07
etree-scripts 8/10/00
arson v0.9.7 · 10/29/02
grip 3.0.3 · 9/24/02


Shorten for Mac 1.1a4 · 10/9/01
Audion v3.0.2 · 8/22/02
SoundApp v2.7.3 · 11/13/00
Joliet File System v2.0.3 · 4/22/02
Shorten Plugin for MacAmp Lite X v1.0 · 7/15/02
xACT v1.4b24 · 2/21/05


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