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Old 2005-04-29, 02:09 PM
geordy geordy is offline
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Re: Burning Lossless Files to CD-A; Why the f@$k do SHNs take so damn long?

Originally Posted by rabble
Decode as in SHN > WAV? Sure, but there will never be any sort of situation where I would want to convert ANY file to WAV - I'm only intersted in > CD-A conversion (which I suppose, is just a WAV, but if that's the case, I still don't get why it takes longer to do SHN > CD-A vs. FLAC > CD-A, if SHN is supposed to be faster...
Your problem is that you're letting Nero do the converting while trying to burn the cd. It's trying to do two processor intensive jobs at the same time. To save yourself some time, use an external program to convert shn>wav, then burn the wav files to CD-A. After you burn the cd, delete the wav files and keep the shn files to make future CD-A's from.

SHN>WAV is slightly faster than FLAC>WAV, using programs other than Nero to do the conversions. My computer has lots of trouble doing SHN > CD-A or FLAC > CD-A, so I just don't do it. If you're sick of shn files, just convert SHN>WAV>FLAC.
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