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How do I burn .cue and .bin files?

By Hawkeye ยท 10 replies
Jan 26, 2007
  1. Not sure if there is a forum for this, but i really need to know what to do.

    I have some .cue and .bin files and I would like to know how to burn them to dvd? I have Nero, and it will not let me do this. says it has to be a cd-r/rw. how can i burn them to a dvd. thanks!

  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 287

    You burned them as data? Burning these files is not the same as burning a regular data CD.

    For your Nero, do you have Nero StartSmart? Find the task called "Burn Image to Disc". Once you select that option, browse to where your .bin/.cue files are located and burn. The .cue file is an index file, that contains layout information. The .bin file contains the actual data. You will be selecting the .cue file when you burn.

    There are many other ways to burn these types of files, and a lot of different software to do it. I won't expand on that now, we'll just stick with the Nero software that you have.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +429

    Nero will burn bin/cue just fine. Open it up and close any popup wizard crap. Then go to File Open and open up the cue.
  4. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried that, i got the cue file in the wondow, from the burn image to disc. and the blank dvd is in there. i press start, and a pop-up comes up, and says, please
    insert correct disc, or change settings to allow disc in drive. im not sure how exactrly to do that. and also, i have some blank dvd's and i noticed that it burns them at maximum, and my drive is 8x, and the dvd's are 16x, how can i put it down to 8x, so my drive can read them?



    yes i have smartstart, and no i did not burn them as a data dvd. THey are still sitting on my desktop, lol.
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,309


    Do you have a CDRW unit as well as DVDRW unit ?

    In Nero you have to choose which unit you want to use to burn, if its set to CDRW unit it wont burn DVD's ..

    Go to Recorder >choose recorder..

    If your DVDRW is not shown then Nero doesnt support it, you will need to visit the website and download the update for it.

    If you only have a DVDRW and Nero see's it Ok then you have a different issue, what version of Nero do you have, mine doesnt show the ability to create any kind of DVD and is version

  6. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have Nero OEM. It came on the disc that came w/ the dvd burner. and it picks up me drive but it has [cd-r/rw] beside it. and i don;t know why! its driving me nuts. and yes i have a a dvd burner, and a cd burner. on the startsmart window, it has a drop box w/ cd, cd/dvd, dvd options.
  7. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 287

    I get that sometimes too. I insert a DVD-R disc when I'm about to burn something, but then Nero sees it as a DVD-ROM instead. It then ejects my drive and asks me to "insert correct disc". Then I just insert the same disc that was just ejected, and this time Nero sees it as the DVD-R that it is and proceeds with the burn process. Try that.

    Unless there is a very unique compatibility problem between the drive and the discs, it should work just fine. The DVD blanks you have can support burn speeds up to 16x, which means it's not limited to only 16x. If your drive's maximum is 8x, then it will still burn 16x DVD blanks, but at 8x.
  8. Failsafe

    Failsafe TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I may be wrong here, so please correct me if I am ....

    The bin and cue format is for CD and not a format that can be burned to DVD.

    I have never had a DVD bin and cue image, only ISO.
  9. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,018

    Failsafe is correct.

    BIN/CUE are a raw disk image, so therefore the target for burn has to have the same raw geometry (tracks/sectors) as the original.

    In this case, a DVD will not work- you'll need a CD to burn that bin/cue to match the original media it came from.
  10. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can I convert it to an iso, and then burn it?

    and if it burns at 16x, my drive cannot read the disc!
  11. Failsafe

    Failsafe TS Rookie Posts: 21

    The burn speed shouldn't be an issue.

    Just select the required burning speed in Nero.
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