bchunk - CD image format conversion from bin/cue to iso/cdr
bchunk [-v] [-p] [-r] [-w] [-s] <image.bin> <image.cue> <basename>
bchunk 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 programs.
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 track files.
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 sox.
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
desired, respectively. The format itself does not contain this feature
and in an ambiguous case it can only guess.
-v Makes binchunker print some more unnecessary messages, which
should not be of interest for anyone.
-w Makes binchunker write audio tracks in WAV format.
-s Makes binchunker swap byte order in the samples of audio
-p 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.
-r 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
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
Audio tracks in WAV format.
cdrecord(1), mkisofs(8), sox(1), cdrdao(1)
Heikki Hannikainen <email@example.com>
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