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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: Kohr-Ah Death on October 22, 2006, 10:03:31 am



Title: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on October 22, 2006, 10:03:31 am
as the subject implies i'm looking for a good bin to iso converter, for some reason i have ripped a 3DO cd (need for speed) into bin/cue format and have lost the cd and i can't find any bin to iso converters that even work with the image.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Halleck on October 22, 2006, 10:30:34 am
I don't know of any. As a last-minute option you could always burn and re-rip as ISO, but I'm sure you could find some utility to do the job for you.


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on October 22, 2006, 10:58:00 am
thats what i thought i would have to do, but i forgot the process in which i need to burn...

aren't i supposed to burn with the block size of 2048?
and at the slowest speed possible?


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Novus on October 22, 2006, 12:22:45 pm
as the subject implies i'm looking for a good bin to iso converter, for some reason i have ripped a 3DO cd (need for speed) into bin/cue format and have lost the cd and i can't find any bin to iso converters that even work with the image.
Doing a quick Google search (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=bin+iso+convert&btnG=Google+Search) produces several utilities that seem relevant. Have you tried any of these?

aren't i supposed to burn with the block size of 2048?
Yep.

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and at the slowest speed possible?
If you need to slow down the burn process, I'd say there's something weird with your media, burner and/or reader. I have heard reports of slowly burned CD-Rs working better with devices that don't really support CD-R, though, but I've never run into this in practice.


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Rogue Kohr-Ah on October 22, 2006, 05:32:56 pm
Legacy  CD players can only read CD-Rs written at half the speed of their read.   You should not have to worry about this unless your CD drive predates 1998.


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: meep-eep on October 22, 2006, 06:02:09 pm
.bin files can actually contain one of several different formats of rips. One of these types (MODE1/2048) is actually equivalent to iso. If your .cue file (which is human-readable) specifies that that's the format, you don't need to do any conversion at all. You can just rename the .bin file to .iso and it should work.


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on October 22, 2006, 11:38:03 pm
cool, thanks guys, i really appreciate it  :D


Title: Re: looking for a good bin to iso converter...
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 27, 2006, 07:18:04 pm
I have run into cases where CDs failed to write properly at higher speeds. Granted, that was about six years ago. On a modern machine you can usually go full-speed.