Play or convert SHN CDA CD on to Zune / Xbox 360

SHN, standing up Shorten, is a file format optimized for compressing audio data. SHN is similar to ZIP, RAR, and StuffIt, but it is not popular any more when many more mature lossless audio codecs spring up. But thanks to the large number of legally tradable concert recordings in circulation encoded as Shorten files Shorten. Shorten format with file extension of *.SHN still exists as usual. 

Zune is the name of both services that obtain and share the media content and a brand of Portable Media Player developed by Microsoft like iPod of Apple Inc.

Xbox is a video game console competing intensely with the Nintendo GameCube/Wii or Sony's PlayStation/(PS2/PS3).Microsoft has published versions Xenon, Xbox 2, Xbox FS, Xbox Next, or NextBox, XBOX 360.

To play shn to Zune / Xbox file, please convert it to wma first on PC. Install SHN DirectShow Filter.

Download Zune Xbox Converter to convert SND to Zune/Xbox. Then use USB or networks to transfer the wma file. Or burn the files to CD/DVD, play disks on Xbox easily.


CDA means CD Tracks and it is a familiar file format in CD music discs. With its biggest feature of approximate lossless and basically faithful to the soundtrack, cda is the best choice for speaker enthusiast. But the file in CD with extension of .CDA contains only an index information but not real sound information. So no matter how long a CD file is, the .cda file is always 44-byte-long. And files can not be played when CDA files are copied directly to the hard drive.

Xbox can play cda directly. To play cda on Zune, please convert it to wma first on PC. install the CDDA Reader filter for reading CDA file. Use WinRar unzip the file, run "regsvr32" to register it.

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