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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KooBrewoP, Aug 13, 2004.
i got a .bin and a .cue file containing images, can osx open them?
Stuffit can open .bin files... as for .cue I'm not sure.
I know that Toast can handle them, and that VLC can play a video file directly from the file with or without using Toast to mount it.
I presume these are VCD or SVCD images.
If so, Toast is not a good choice, in my experience. You want GNU VCDTools. You can then process the BIN files in such a way that Toast can handle them and be able to burn onto CD (VCD/SVCD).
Sadly, its a multi step process, but results in DVD playable CD vide disks.
You can get the GNU VCD Tools for free - do a web search for it.
When you burn with toast you will have 3 or 4 files, and you use the CDROM XA option and burn these 4 MPG files and there you have it.
If its a data image then I have yet to find a reliable means to convert to a format the Mac can see. Stuffit can ATTEMPT but it always errors out near 99%.
Really, why? Toast 5 couldn't burn bin/cue images, but I've never had a problem doing it with Toast 6. There's even a specific option for it in the program. I'd like to know why Toast isn't a good choice (honestly, not trying to sound snotty here).
In my case, if I do not convert them first then my DVD player does not play them properly.
Whatever formatting Toast Does makes them not compatible with my DVD. Many others I know have a similar issue.So you are lucky it works on your DVD plater.
just learned how to do this so i'll pass it on...
1. keep cue/bin files in same directory with each other, drag .cue file to toast to launch, toast will read bin file and ready into copy mode
2. in toast go File > Save As Disc Image (at bottom of menu...), toast will save out as mountable toast disc image as .toast or maybe .Sd2f
3. double click new toast image saved out, and toast will mount newly converted bin image as toast image
4. thats it. save, copy, export, burn, whatever you need to do!