Thread: shntool help
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Old 2004-11-24, 08:02 AM
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Re: shntool help

First, as far as I understand it, you have gotten shntool working, right now, with FLAC and/or APE files, but not with SHN? If so, I would say shntool is installed correctly and either cygwin1.dll or shorten.exe are outdated or missing.

So, let's start at the beginning, go step by step, and let's troubleshoot this thing.

1. Delete shorten.exe, shntool.exe, and cygwin1.dll from your PATH (c:\windows)
2. Click on the above link and download the windows .zip of shntool 2.0.3
3. Extract both shntool.exe and cygwin1.dll from that zip file and place them into C:\windows
4. Download the newest version of shorten.exe from the "Windows Binary" column of that same page. Place it into C:\Windows.

You'll now have the appropraite copies of each of those three files in your PATH. At this point, the batch files I've written for my page should work. If not, please give me feedback of exactly what happens when you try to run them (ie no cmd window pops up, it does but hangs, it does but give error message "xxxx", etc)

I gather than flac and ape are working for you now, so you won't need to download the binaries for that from the above etree page.

Also, on a side note, I am currently building a new shntool frontend that will act as both an installer and a graphical interface for doing all of the common shntool tasks. It won't be out for a little while yet, but know that something is coming if you can't get it working...
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