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how to play/open bin, cue, and iso files

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by pissedoffsol, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    I was just asked how to do such a thing, so i figure i'll post it here for everyone else to see too.


    First and foremost, there's 100's of tools and 100's of ways to do this. I simply like this method and use it. You may use your other tools if you wish, or mount it to a deamon drive.... whatever. you're smart and don't need this post :)



    brief quote:

    bin is a binary image similar to an iso file, which is an IMAGE of a cd. it uses the same concept of norton Ghost in a sense, as its not the actual data-- its a picture OF the data.

    a cue sheet is simply a table of contents. think of a DJ booth with a cue button... he cues to track 4 :p

    go download isobuster:
    http://www.isobuster.com/

    after you install it, there will be a shortcut installed in the send to menu of the right click mouse key.

    right click on the cue file -> send to -> iso buster
    it will open up as session 1 or someshit depending on the file. there will be sub-files underit, but we want the whole thing, so make sure yo're minimized on the tree and showing +Session1, unexpaned (as opposed to:
    -Session1
    ...blah1
    ...blah2
    )

    right click, and extract with the mpg option, since this is a video.

    this will give you two mpg files. the first one is probably blank... simply delete it.

    do that for both discs... now you got your 2 mpgs that you can create your vcd with using nero or adaptec if it supports it. (i dont use it so i dont know how it works in that program.)


    iso's work the same way--- they need to be busted out :)
     
  2. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    DL VLC player -> watch bin file. Enjoy.
     
  3. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Good write up B. I was actually going to do this very same write up tonight because my buddy was having problems with Bin/Cues. Mine was going to be geared more toward what Tommy is talking about, using VLC to watch them.
     
  4. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    i use alcohol 120% and you can either emulate a drive, and open the image with it, or you can actually burn he image to a CD/DVD with it. you can do the same with Deamon tools i think but alcohol is more user friendly
     
  5. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Deamon Tools doesn't burn, but the concept for watching is the same. You can always open it, and install from there too, or save and burn with something else.
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    Man that is way too many steps, get a mac and double click on the file. :p
     
  7. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    No way dude... way too complex B. Just download the latest copy of CDRWin, then install and burn.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Better than a Mac, install Linux and mount -o loop /dir file.iso
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    :concur:
     
  10. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, cuz i'm going to install a new OS to play a movie or something I DL'ed.....
     
  11. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    It's a bigger philisophical issue, you can move to an OS where you are not restircted on how you use anything or you can let the Gates/Ballmer Beast of Death continue to tell you when to piss... :)
     
  12. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    and its completely off-topic for this thread.
     
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    thepowerofdonuts New Member

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    Someone already said this, but you can download VLC Player from videolan.org and just watch it as is.
     
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    gives the error
    "/dir: is a directory"
    (btw: in my case I want so watch bin/cue, dont know if that works the same?)

    Well, I have no sound if I just open the bin file from VLC
     
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