Essentially, SHN is like Winzip for music files. It allows you to compress the original mastered music files to half their normal size without any data loss. So a Redbook CD (the kind you can play in any CD player) made from a SHN source is digitally perfect. It's like drinking your beer from the tap of the keg instead of getting it in a glass.
Contrary to popular assumption, when you make a copy of a regular Redbook CD, there is data loss. Copy of a copy of a copy of a copy is even worse.
Burning from SHN is easy. Here is a description of the process for an SHN branch:
> yeah, I was just concerned that it (SHN) was a lot of trouble.
> so since I have you "on the line", how about this clarification:
> 1) I copy the SHN files onto HDD
> 2) I use the SHN program to burn directly from my HDD to CDR redbook
> Is it really that simple?
Yes, but you have the details wrong.
When copying SHN disks to pass down the tree to SHN recipients, you just copy the files like you would a normal data CD, using the "Copy CD" function. Just follow the directions the burning program runs you through, which will probably be similar to the following steps:
Burning SHN to REDBOOK: Suppose you have 5 discs to make for leaves (assuming the leaves want redbook):
That's it. Simple, eh?
Ciao -- Mark