Welcome to wiki.etree.org
. etree.org is the award-winning leader in lossless digital audio distribution on the Internet! We are a community committed to providing the highest quality live concert recordings in a losslessly-compressed, downloadable format. All of the music on etree.org is free, and 100% legal to download, trade, and burn. We also assist new traders in learning to trade online through our extensive guides, found below.
You can find music from dozens of TradeFriendly
bands through the etree.org community. See our BandAbbreviations
listing, the [Live Music Archive]
and the ShnDatabase
for example artists. Etree promotes collecting and sharing these shows through FTP
If you are new to etree.org, first read AboutEtreeOrg
, then GettingStarted
- Getting the Music
- AboutEtreeOrg will tell you more about our community.
- GettingStarted takes you step by step through what you need to do to get music via the [etree.org] community.
- Subscribe to the MailingLists to discuss, get announcements from SiteOps, and to set up trades.
- The SoftwareYouNeed section helps explain all the software you'll need to listen to your SHN files and burn them to CD-R's.
- Read the HowToDownload page to find out how to download lossless audio from etree.org servers.
- Read the HowToBurn page to find out how to burn the music you've downloaded to CD.
- Look up SourceAbbreviations here to figure how your new CDs were recorded and transferred to lossless audio format.
- The EtreeFAQ contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
- Giving Back
- SeedingGuidelines takes you step by step through what you need to do to give new music through our community.
- Now that DVD media is common, etree is developing DVDAudioGuidelines which you can read and comment on.
- ServerSetupGuides - Helpful links to guides for setting up various FTP server programs on various platforms.
- File Types
- Shorten (SHN) is the lossless audio compression codec that we use.
- FLAC is a new, free lossless audio codec which may supplant SHN in the future. It can support higher audio resolutions (e.g. DVD-A) and compresses CD-quality audio better than Shorten.
- External Resources
Several other trading related resources can be found on the ProjectPage
The original/older etree web site can be found [here]