Play Your .bin Files

Some linux foo for the kids at home. Use BitTorrent? A lot of the time, you'll get a movie file in a .bin/.cue combo. Not a convienent format for playing the file. You could burn it but who uses CDs anymore? It seems the easiest way to handle this is to convert the .bin to an .mpg file. Make sure you have the vcdimager package installed, then run vcdxrip with the following options:

vcdxrip -p –nosegments –nofiles -o /dev/null -b <your-bin-file-here>

This takes some time but the resulting file should play fine in Xine or Mplayer. Far out!