Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: v1.2.0 29 Jun 2004
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bchunk - CD image format conversion from bin/cue to iso/cdr
bchunk [-v] [-p] [-r] [-w] [-s] <image.bin> <image.cue> <basename>
converts a CD image in a ".bin / .cue" format (sometimes ".raw / .cue") to a
set of .iso and .cdr tracks.
The bin/cue format is used by some non-Unix cd-writing
software, but is not supported on most other cd-writing
image.bin is the raw cd image file. image.cue is the
track index file containing track types and offsets.
basename is used for the beginning part of the created
The produced .iso track contains an ISO file system, which can be
mounted through a loop device on Linux systems, or
written on a CD-R using cdrecord.
The .cdr tracks are in the native CD audio format. They can
be either written on a CD-R using cdrecord -audio, or converted
to WAV (or any other sound format for that matter) using
It is advisable to edit the .cue file to either MODE2/2352/2048 or
MODE2/2352/2324 depending on whether an ISO filesystem or a VCD is
The format itself does not contain this feature and in an ambiguous
case it can only guess.
Makes binchunker print some more unnecessary messages, which should
not be of interest for anyone.
Makes binchunker write audio tracks in WAV format.
Makes binchunker swap byte order in the samples of audio tracks.
Makes binchunker go into PSX mode and truncate MODE2/2352 tracks to
2336 bytes at offset 0 instead of normal 2048 bytes at offset 24.
Makes binchunker output MODE2/2352 tracks in raw format, from offset
0 for 2352 bytes. Good for MPEG/VCD.
Raw CD image file
TOC (Track index, Table Of Contents) file
Tracks in ISO9660 CD filesystem format. Can be either written on a
CD-R using cdrecord, or mounted (on Linux platforms at least)
through a loop device ('mount track.iso /mnt/cdrom -o loop=/dev/loop0,blocksize=1024').
Audio tracks in native CD audio format. They can be either written on a
CD-R using 'cdrecord -audio', or converted to WAV (or any other sound
format for that matter) using sox ('sox track.cdr track.wav').
Audio tracks in WAV format.
Heikki Hannikainen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bob Marietta <marietrg@SLU.EDU>
Colas Nahaboo <Colas@Nahaboo.com>
Godmar Back <email@example.com>
Matthew Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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