How to burn a bin file

Level of difficulty: Easy

When you are preparing to burn a duplicate of a CD or DVD you may come across Bin files. They are mostly encountered when you rip a disk. These files are container files which hold code information for a number of file types including audio, video and executable files. Bin files have the capacity of containing text however; they are never completely composed of text. Files that are completely composed of text are usually called “plain text files.” The .BIN / .CUE CD image format became popular when it was supported by the CDRWin software. Later on several programs have started supporting it either partially or fully, including Nero, Blindwrite, CloneCD, FireBurner. The .CUE file contains track layout information and the .BIN file contains the actual data. .ISO is a CD image format as well, however it is sometimes used for “ISO9660 format” (standard, recognized by all applications) and sometimes for unique Easy CD ISO format. When talking about images one should think in terms of Sectors and not Data Size.

Materials Needed:
- Specialized software
Step 1
First you should know how to Use DVD Decrypter. You need to download and install a free copy of 'Magic ISO' from the program's website. Select 'ISO -write mode' from the 'MODE' menu located at the top of the program window before you start. You need to load the BIN, or ISO file in the 'source' location. For DVD Decrypter you do not need to worry about the CUE. For this you need the data itself.
Step 2
For video related data, CD-Rs are the best option when you are using not more than a 16x burning speed. It will surely make a good quality product. You need to select the file you need to burn and set the desired speed to burn it.
Step 3
In case of DVD-R’s the speed does not matter. Depending on the disc capacity speed, any rate is fine. When it comes to burning backup discs for your XBOX or PS2, burning speed is crucial. If the speed is lower than 4x it would be best. The best way to achieve this is to simply buy DVD-R discs of 4x or 2x speed.
Step 4
A usual 74 min CD is made by 333,000 sectors. Each sector is 2352 bytes big, and contains 2048 bytes of PC (MODE1) Data, 2336 bytes of PSX/VCD (MODE2) Data or 2352 bytes of AUDIO.
Step 5
First go through the informations carefully before burning a Bin file. Choose the method which you find most suitable.