If you love hippie music you have probably run into the .shn audio file format. Many live performances have been recorded and saved in this format. There are tons available on archive.org. I wanted to get .shn playback working in hardy heron for a friend of mine. He is a huge hippie, so I hooked him up with xubuntu. The only way I could get shn playback is with
ffmpeg. I got the
gnome-mplayer packages from the synaptic package manager and installed them. It wasn’t that complicated. The
gnome-mplayer has a really nice interface, the play list looks nice. One of the features my buddy wanted was a shuffle play list, and
gnome-mplayer has that.
gnome-mplayer is not the same as
The other tutorials I’ve see for shn playback in hardy seem really nuts to me considering…
I can’t remember where I read that you could use mplayer to play shn via ffmpeg or I would give some credit (I think it was in a forums). I think my buddy and I figured that we liked the
gnome-mplayer interface best by trying the 3 or so interfaces avail in synaptic.