Friday, March 2, 2012

Installing a bin/cue Converter for OSX

I ran into some issues when trying to open a bin/cue file under OSX the other day and came across BinChunker.  This tool was an easy command line application which helped me convert bin/cue files to an ISO file.  Here are the steps that need to be done ....


  1. Download the latest BinChunker tar.gz file
  2. Open up your terminal program under /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
  3. Change directory to where you downloaded the BinChunker file.  For this example do the following:
    # cd ~/Downloads/
  4. To extract the file, perform the following:
    # gzcat bchunk-1.2.0.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
  5. To get the application running, perform the following:
    # cd ./bchunk-1.2.0
    # make
    # cp -p bchunk /usr/local/bin/
    # cp -p bchunk.1 /usr/share/man/man1/
  6. To convert the bin/cue to an ISO file, perform the following:
    # cd ~/Downloads/iso-test
    # bchunk test.bin test.cue test.iso
That is it!  Now just mount the ISO with Disk Utility and you are ready to run your ISO.  Good Luck.