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Can anyone tell how to play videos with .bin extension in VLC?

The file came along with another file same name but with extension .cue.

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.bin and .cue are fileformats for ISO images. The .bin is the actual data, and the .cue contains info about blocksize etc. The files can be mounted with DaemonTools and others, and appear as a virtual drive in your filesystem.

There are also CD Recording programs that can open these files and burn them to a disc.

EDIT: Nero Burning Rom, Feurio! and CDRWin seem to be able to understand this format and burn it as an image.

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Can you please provide a good example of such program? – Dyppl Jun 8 '11 at 20:04
Dyppl: I updated my answer – Daniel Jun 10 '11 at 5:04

Easy, drag and drop the file onto the VLC Player Window. It will play the file automatically if it contains valid video files. No need to pre-mount it in any tool.

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This worked for me (using VLC 1.1.11)! – Ryan Jan 2 '14 at 18:11

It is a CloneCD image. You should first burn it to CD or find a tool to open the CD image, you can't play it directly with VLC.

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