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Old 06-19-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Question How to burn .cue and .bin files?

Hi all,

I am currently running the latest Kubuntu Dapper, and I am a bit confused as to how to use .cue files while burning a DVD ISO. I have a movie that comes in the form of a .bin file and a .cue file. I've looked around for some information on how to burn these (the .bin is obviously an image, while I assume the .cue is track information), but I've found the information I've found is rather sketchy.

I've tried using bchunk, to convert the image to an ISO so I can burn it with K3B:

bchunk movie.bin movie.cue movie.iso

And it outputs 2 ISOs:


When I try to import the ISOs into K3B, it reports that movie.iso1.iso is a valid ISO (but it's only of size <700 kb), while movie.iso2.iso is invalid (and it's ~700 mb).

I've looked around, and it appears that bchunk is often used to setup CD ISOs, but I have never seen it being referenced with DVDs. From the man page, I assume it's only useful with CDs.

My question is: How do I burn a DVD out of a .cue file, and a .bin file?
Old 06-19-2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've used bchunk before and had it work, you might try just leaving off that last argument (movie.iso) or just the .iso. bchunk works for me if I use the form
bchunk movie.bin movie.cue movie
Old 06-19-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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I tried both of your suggestions. It didn't do anything when I left "movie.iso" out, and when I tried without the ".iso" extension, it just generated the same two iso files.

Is this because the DVD might have two tracks? I don't remember the DVD having two tracks, but it might. Then again, if the first file is considered to be an "iso9660" image and the second is not.. well, that just doesn't seem to make sense to me!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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you might want to try nero for linux. it should handle the bin cue issue. good luck. i hate that combo of files.
Old 03-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #5
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Using K3B worked for me, just select burn Image and then your cue file, K3B takes care of the rest...
Old 03-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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Bin and cue files are usually associated with a vcd movie. you can play them direct with vlc or totem players if you want to burn them , go to k3b and select burn cd image highlight the file and burn!
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Post Step-by-step guide

For completeness, here is step-by-step instructions.

Open up K3B an select in menu Tools > Burn Image
Open file dialog and change Filter to list All Files.
Select your bin image.
Change Image Type to Plain Data Image.
And finally hit Start.

Hope this helps.
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You can also use 'cdrdao'.
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Read the .cue file with a text reader. It tells you what it is doing.


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