.bin and .cue files

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have recently downloaded some .bin and .cue files and I have no idea what to do with them. Eventually they will end up as movie files, but I am not sure how to get them there. They started out as .rar files btw, if that makes any difference. Thanks.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    Dont know how it works (or why) but just Toast the bins as disc images and they should work fine...
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Unfortunatly, I do not have toast. Is there anything to do with them with the basic OSX utitlities that it ships with?
  • Reply 3 of 6
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    I thought .bin files were actually binhex, and as such, they should decode fine when dropped on Stuffit Expander. However, there are some disc images that use the extension .bin (what's the deal there?), so what you could try (IF Expander doesn't help) is drop them on the application 'Disc Copy' that is on your computer (an app to create/modify/handle disc images). If it is a valid disc image, I guess Disc Copy can open it. (burning it is not immediately necessary). As to .cue files, try the same, though I have no idea what they are.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Cuesheets define the track structure of a CD to burn. They're accompanied by one bin file per track. That bin format doesn't have anything to do with the bin files StuffIt, Toast or DiskCopy can mount.

    There does not seem to be any OS X tool for burning or extracting Cuesheets.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    123123 Posts: 278member
    [quote]Originally posted by Chucker:


    There does not seem to be any OS X tool for burning or extracting Cuesheets.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Of course there is:

    <a href="http://www.vcdgear.com/download_v16.html"; target="_blank">http://www.vcdgear.com/download_v16.html</a>;
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Is there anything out there that doesn't require the use of terminal, perhaps something with a GUI?
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