.bin files on Intel Macs?

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  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Why is it that every .bin file that I download chooses to open in VLC player? For example, I just downloaded AIM which is a .bin file but for whatever reason it saved as aim.bin with the VLC PLayer logo. does this have anything to do with the fact that I have an intel based mac? How can I fix this?
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Select the .bin file, press command-i and change the "Open with:" application to whatever you like to use instead of VLC.
     
  3. d wade macrumors 65816

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    im having the same problem. i downloaded a movie and it is a .bin. i tried changing it to view with quicktime, but still not working.

    help please?
     
  4. Peace macrumors P6

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    .bin files are binary files and often executable and/or compressed.

    Quicktime does not open these type of files..
    And I'd recommend against it myself.
     
  5. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i tried dropping the .bin file into stuffit decompressor... and it said it was unable to decompress.

    wtf is going on? :confused:
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    .bin/.cue files aren't really mean to be played, although as you said, applications such as VLC can do it if it is in fact a video file. Really though, they're just image files that CD burning software uses to create a CD, and should be treated as such. It's really no different than downloading a .ISO file.

    But yes, VLC can play them, and if you installed VLC with the default options, it probably grabbed all the file associations it possibly could, including .bin/.cue along with the standards.
     
  7. MacMarvin macrumors member

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    .bin movie files are a little different from .bin data files. The movie files are VCDs that come as a .bin/.cue pair. They are actually mpeg-1 videos that are just formatted the way that video cds are. If you get Toast, you can burn these .bin/.cue files straight to CD and watch them on most DVD players.

    If you prefer to watch them in quicktime, get a program called VCDgear. This will let you extract the mpeg with the cue2mpg option.
     
  8. d wade macrumors 65816

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    so i will need Toast to burn them to a DVD, and VCDgear to watch them on my computer?
     

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