View Full Version : what the f.ck is a bin extension?

miester gandertak
13-06-2004, 12:35:00
What's the proper way to make an avi file from a bin extension?

Have downloaded return of the king, 3 files(*.bin).
Want to see the film but can't make a proper file.

13-06-2004, 17:04:05
Try using this viewer. It should let you view it without having to go thru all sort of crap...I haven't done it myself so this isn't really a recommendation. It's open source and free. :D


Sir Penguin
13-06-2004, 18:59:19
The only place I've seen .bin files is self-executable binary installers on Linux.


13-06-2004, 19:12:46
.BIN are either:
1) MacOS executables
2) Linux binary installers
3) (most likely) Binary images of a CD. They always have a < 1KB .CUE file which tells the burner which track to burn when.

It's likely the movies you downloaded are CD images. Look for the accompanying .CUE files (usually the same name, but .CUE instead of .BIN), then use a burner program like Nero to burn it.

Sir Penguin
13-06-2004, 19:16:43
Oh yeah, and those CD images. I always used to think you couldn't burn those onto a CD, because they were usually more than 700 MB.


14-06-2004, 03:53:46
Overburn allows it.

Sir Penguin
14-06-2004, 05:11:41
Maybe. The files were up around 740-750 MB though. I assumed there was some discrepancy between sector sizes or something. It would be nice if they added some extra ECC stuff.


miester gandertak
14-06-2004, 07:41:02
thnx just needed the *.cue file

14-06-2004, 08:51:51
which is actually only a text file that gives the path to the bin file. Seems kinda redundant to me!

Sir Penguin
14-06-2004, 08:54:06
It also says the sector size, I think.


14-06-2004, 13:09:59
Originally posted by Nav@work
which is actually only a text file that gives the path to the bin file. Seems kinda redundant to me!
In most cases, it is redundant.

But what it does is provide track information. This is useful because many games used to try to avoid burners, because .ISO files only can hold one data track. .BIN/.CUE can hold more than one, which is the purpose of the .CUE file -- it tells the burner when tracks begin and end in the .BIN to make a perfect copy.

14-06-2004, 21:32:36
80 minute CDs have enough room for 740-750 MB easy, don't they?

Sir Penguin
14-06-2004, 22:18:45
I read that they usually have around 739 MB capacity.


14-06-2004, 23:08:07
Doesn't it depend on the disk?