What is it?

It's an XMMS input plugin to play shorten (.shn) files. As of version 2.0, xmms-shn no longer depends on an external shorten executable to function. However, to take advantage of the real-time seeking capabilities built into version 2.x, you have to seek-enable your .shn's with the new version 3 of shorten.

Much information on the new version is available in the README file that comes with the xmms-shn distribution, including information on how to seek-enable your .shn's. Please read it carefully!

See the ChangeLog file for more information about what's new in each version.

Where can I get it?

Right here:

release date
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Older versions can be found here.


Here are a few screenshots from the latest stable version:

Configuration window

Error Display tab: png gif
Seek Tables tab: png gif
Miscellaneous tab: png gif

File information box

Properties tab: png gif
Details tab: png gif
Text file tab 1: png gif
Text file tab 2: png gif
Text file tab 3: png gif

Known bugs

Here is the list of all known bugs in the latest stable version:

Who do I contact if I have any questions/comments/suggestions/patches/bugs/flames?

Send it all to <shnutils at freeshell dot org>.

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