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The title is descriptive as is: How can I convert a .cue / .bin (cdr track) image into a single .iso file?

I have Fedora 16 (x86-64)

Linux 3.1.9-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan 13 16:37:42 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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up vote 9 down vote accepted

You should look at bchunk, which is specifically meant for this type of conversion. You should be able to install it with sudo yum install bchunk, but I'm only 95% sure it's in the standard repo. bchunk will create an ISO from any data tracks, and CDR for any CD audio. If you want everything in one ISO bchunk is not appropriate.

The syntax is like this,

bchunk IMAGE.bin IMAGE.cue IMAGE.iso

To create a single ISO with all the tracks in one take a look at bin2iso. bin2iso is most likely not included in your standard repo. Although RPMs do exist unofficially online. I would recommend using PowerISO over bin2iso, as bin2iso is fairly non-updated.

bin2iso <cuefile>

You also would be able to the conversion PowerISO. It is commercial software, but the linux version is freeware. Sometimes if I have problems with the Free Software for different image conversions, I give PowerISO a go.

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i have tried that tool but the proccess create 2 file (1 .iso file and .cdr file) i want to merge both files into a single iso any ideas ? – Rafael Jan 22 '12 at 2:53
That .cdr is a CD Audio file, which would make that BIN/CUE a multitrack Audio/Data disc. Which i'm guessing is why it was simpler to go BIN/CUE. I'm looking for an answer if this is posible. Is this for use in an Emu? – TechZilla Jan 22 '12 at 3:09
really this might be time to attempt this with PowerISO, It seems to handle everything so clean. Its a shame our CD opensource tools are so deficient. – TechZilla Jan 22 '12 at 3:12
I updated my answer, your not going to get much more complete than this. – TechZilla Jan 22 '12 at 3:52
yeah i'm trying to use the iso in a old system emulator – Rafael Jan 22 '12 at 5:34

First use imgburner software which will make two different ISOs of bin and cue files. Then extract both the ISOs in one folder using Winrar.

Then one bin file will be created merged with cue file and after all convert the bin to ISO using the tool bin2iso.

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cdmage loads in multi track files and saves them to 1 cue+bin file. Just tested it on psx Lucky Luke with 21 tracks and game runs smooth on my emulator after.

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Find it!


to merge to result.iso

cat diskfile1.iso > result.iso
cat diskfile2.iso >> result.iso


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