.bin/.cue files

Could someone please explain .bin & .cue files, and why those are the only files inside of a .svcd folder. How can I convert this into media I can view on my PC? I have two players: WMP9 & Zoom Standard, + the MPEG2 codec (not yet installed!) reply

cue and bin files are raw cd image files, like iso. You would need a cd burning program to burn their contents to a cd, and I believe some programs like iso buster (? = not sure) can directly view and browse their contents. That’s about all I know.

Stay tuned for posts from more knowledgeable users!


A BIN is the CD image file and the CUE is instructions on how the BIN should be burnt (structure etc) to CD. The CUE is actually not needed because ISO Buster can just burn the BIN correctly anyway. You can make a CUE if ya want though, it’s just a a file with a bit of text (open it with Notepad to view).

More explanation of what a CUE is:

Nero can even burn the CD image without the need for the CUE, as long as the correct mode is selected:

With all that said, your BIN file is already in a format that can be played on the PC. Old school way to watch it is to mount the BIN using Daemon Tools, then watch it in your chosen media player:


Direct download:

My preferred way to watch the BIN is by using VideoLAN, since you don’t need to install the MPEG2 codec, and it’s quick to get up and running:


Direct download for Windows:
http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/0.7.2/win32/vlc-0.7.2-win32.zip reply


cool, found this on google. thx! reply


thanks guys...i needed some clarification on what i read from the readme and help files in my roxio and nero programs. i also found this on google reply


you can view these files on the vlc player and burn them to cd on nero thats the cue file and the bin or through decrypter reply


covert these files with vcdgear v3.56 build o50213 beta dont have to burn to cd converts bin files to mpeg just got it and it works reply


from thhttp://www.free-codecs.com/download/VCDGear.htmis site reply


mcafee 2005 reply


I am not able to play a .bin/.cue file on vlc player 0.82 . Audio is not playing but else its running. the file info is
Source: DVDRip SoT
Format: Bin/Cue
Chapters: Every 5 Mins
Time: 126 mins
Video: NTSC
Audio: 128Kbps
Res: 352x240
could any one suggest a solution... reply


^^ same here reply


NM, works with the .72 version posted by frightfoo

thanks reply


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