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Help!!! IMG and BIN files to a DVD+R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by damartins, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. damartins

    damartins Member

    Feb 25, 2005
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    I didn't think I was a total tard until I got to this. I can unzip and extract files fine. If they extract into mpegs I can burn right away. If an avi I can convert to mpeg and burn. I have multiple programs but am have issues with 2 types of files. What do I do if it extracts into a IMG or BIN file? I have downloaded many programs suggested online, but none help. I have DVDAuthor, NERO, DVDSANTA, IMGTOOL, MAGICISO, and others. What do I need to do to burn a DVD from a IMG or BIN file to play on a DVD Player. I am getting frustrated with spending weeks trying different things that never work.
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

    Oct 31, 2004
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    Those file are actually images of a Disk.. All you need to do is burn as an image to a disk with just about any CD/DVD burning software. If you want you can also use WinRAR to extract the files located in the .IMG/.BIN files...
  3. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    you can use dvd decryptor to transfer the img and bin files to disc
    heres some info from:
    cdrw .org admin

    1) What is a .BIN? What is a .CUE? What is an .ISO

    The .BIN / .CUE CD image format was made popular by the CDRWin software. Afterwards many programs have started supporting or partially supporting it, including: Nero, BlindWrite, CloneCD, FireBurner. The .CUE file contains the track layout information, while the .BIN file holds the actual data.

    .ISO is also a CD image format, but is sometimes used for 'ISO9660 format' (standard, recognized by all applications) and sometimes for unique Easy CD ISO format.

    2) I have download .BIN&.CUE/.ISO files - what to do with them?

    You can burn them to a CD-R or a CD-RW with:

    -Alcohol 120% - My favourite, excellent software, easy and yet very advanced (burns ISO, BIN/CUE, CCD, CDI, BWT files!):

    - BlindWrite - easy to use: http://www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_applications/blindwrite_suite.cfm

    - FireBurner - also very good, a single .EXE file! http://www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_applications/fireburner.cfm

    - BurnAtOnce - A handy and FREE tool for burning .bin/.cue/.iso. Easy to use!

    - Nero - many of you have this, but it can't handle all image files:

    - CDRWin - This is the original BIN/CUE software:

    You can also mount image files as virtual CD-ROM drives using

    Alcohol - http://cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/alcohol120.cfm

    Daemon Tools - http://www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/daemon_tools.cfm

    There are also several softwares you can use to exploit & manipulate BIN/CUE files in various ways:

    CDMage - http://www.geocities.com/cdmage/
    IsoBuster - http://www.smart-projects.net/isobuster/

    3) I have a .BIN file but no .CUE?

    .CUE can be made with just Notepad. A typical Playstation(One or 2) .CUE file looks like this:

    FILE "image-name.BIN" BINARY
    TRACK 1 MODE2/2352
    INDEX 1 00:00:00

    A typical PC CD-ROM .CUE looks like this:

    FILE "image-name.BIN" BINARY
    TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00

    "image-name.BIN" being the name of the image file (IWDII.BIN, CIV3.BIN and so on...)

    Notice the difference of the track mode - PC-ROMs being Mode 1, Playstations CDs Mode 2 and (Super)Video CDs are also MODE2/2352.

    4) How do I make .BIN/.CUE files?

    CDRWin or the BIN/CUE format is not ideal for distributing. BlindWrite suite and CloneCD perform a lot better in this purpose and can also handle various copy protections. Both of these softwares can also create .CUE files for increased compatibility

    5) I have a .BIN & .CUE, but my CD writing software can't locate the .BIN file?

    Edit the .CUE file with Notepad (or similar) and verify that the FILE "C:\path\image.bin" matches the location of your image file

    6) My image file is IMAGE.BIN.EXE and I can't rename it!

    Read here

    7) Sector sizes of CD image files (by Aldaco12)

    When you talk about images must think on SECTORS not on DATA SIZE.

    The rules are:

    1)A standard 74 min CD is made by 333,000 sectors.
    2) Each sector is 2352 bytes big, and contains 2048 bytes of PC (MODE1)Data, 2336 bytes of PSX/VCD (MODE2) Data or 2352 bytes of AUDIO.
    3) The difference between secor size and data content are the Headers info and the Error Correction Codes, that are big for Data (high precision required), small for VCD (standard for video) and none for audio.
    4)If you extract data in RAW format (standard for creating images) you always extract 2352 bytes per sector, not 2048/2336/2352 bytes depending on data type (basically, you extract the whole sector).

    This fact has two main consequences:

    a) You can record data at very high speed (40x) without losing information, but if you try to do the same with PSX or Audio you get unredable CD (for PSX) od audio CD with lots of clicks because there are not error correction codes (and error are more likely to occur if you record at high speed.

    b) On a 74 min CD you can fit very large RAW images,up to 333,000 x 2352 = 783,216,000 bytes (747 Mb). This should be the upper limit for a RAW image created from a 74 min CD. Remember that if you store standard data (backup files), you can burn only 333,000 x 2048 = 681,984,000 bytes (the well known 650 MB limit).

    Please note that an image size is ALWAYS a multple of 2352 bytes (you extract SECTORS), if extracted in RAW mode.

    UPDATE 13.10.2002: Added FAQs 5 and 6
    UPDATE 24.10.2002: Added BurnAtOnce
    UPDATE 28.10.2002: Added Alcohol 120%
    UPDATE 29.10.2002: Brief ISO comment
    UPDATE 17.01.2003: Added Aldaco12's sector size post. Cleaned the thread.

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