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Bin file what do I do?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by billie77, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. billie77

    billie77 Member

    Apr 6, 2005
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    OK I download a movie thru bit comet and it a Bin file what do I do with this? never had one before.

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers :D
  2. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    a bin file is an image file.Make sure you have the cue file and then you should be able to burn it with dvd decrypter/nero.

    Try this link :


    or heres an explanation for you from the anals of AD.

    BIN/CUE images are CD-Images that come in both a .bin and .cue file. The .cue file just stores information on the bin file for the burning software. This CD Image type is one of the most used today and is very reliable. Try the Afterdawn BIN/CUE FAQ here.

    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
  3. billie77

    billie77 Member

    Apr 6, 2005
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    Thank you so much....:) learning all this stuff still finger cross I figure it out and its works. And yes it comes with the cue file.

    Cheers :D
  4. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    Thats good then as you wont need to create one.

    1.Open dvd de crypter

    2.See the tab that says mode at the top of the screen, click it.

    3.Select iso /write mode

    3.locate the file on your pc (dont worry if you dont see the cue file)
    and double click it.

    4.Put your disc in the drive and when the burn icon is green press it and shortly your project should be done.
  5. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

    Apr 10, 2003
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    burning the bin / cue will end up probably as a svcd or vcd ? if you want a dvd do this:

    use isobuster to extract the from the bin to a folder you need to make to house the files from the bin...

    then when you got these files you need to find 1 file from the say? 4/5 folder that is the biggest one! a file of type say? blar.DAT or blar.MPG

    so with this file you need to convert it! (usally a film has 2 bin / cue's by the way! but not always!)

    ok load the 1 or 2 files at same time to an app called DIVXTODVD (free app) and it will convert your extracted bin files (blar.DAT or blar.MPG) to VOB / IFO / BUP which you need to burn in say an app called NERO, use the tab button called ADD-VIDEO and nero will make a folder called VIDEO_TS which you must place all the vob/bup/ifo inside this folder then burn to dvdr!

    done - relax...
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2005

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