Shorten (SHN) is a file format used for compressing audio data. It is a form of data compression of files and is used to losslessly compress CD-quality audio files (44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo PCM). Shorten is no longer developed and other lossless audio codecs such as FLAC, Monkey's Audio(APE), TTA, and WavPack (WV) have become more popular. However, Shorten is still in use by some people because there are legally traded concert recordings in circulation that are encoded as Shorten files. Shorten files use the .shn file extension.
is a standard for storing audio files in Apple operating systems. It was developed in 1988 based on the IFF format and is a lossless format - audio data is stored in an uncompressed form. In essence, AIFF is an analog to WAV for the Apple Macintosh platform.