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I found this here: How do I convert cue/bin mds/mdf to iso on Ubuntu?

And in fact, EVERYwhere on the web says to use bchunk in that way. But it does not work. It simply dumps out a bunch of files ending in iso01.cdr, iso02.cdr, iso03.cdr, etc. It does not produce a single ISO file. Does anyone know why, and how to really convert cue/bin to ISO? I'd appreciate any help.

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Can you paste exactly what you typed? – soandos Jul 25 '11 at 1:33
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From man bchunk:

bchunk converts a CD image in a ".bin / .cue" format (sometimes ".raw / .cue") to a set of .iso and .cdr tracks.

where .iso is for the data portions of the disc and .cdr is the audio data. There can be both on so called "mixed mode" CDs.


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.

and, if you don't like the .cdr format:

-w     Makes binchunker write audio tracks in WAV format

You don't need an ISO image to write an audio CD. I don't know what you want to accomplish other than this, so probably you are asking the "wrong" question. You can write the audio CD information to disc with e.g. wodim which is an available package in Ubuntu, or Brasero which is the main graphical burning program in Ubuntu, or probably in many other ways.

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Hmm, I don't really remember what the heck I was doing. I'll give you the point anyway though. :) – CaptSaltyJack May 23 '12 at 18:18
@CaptSaltyJack: That's understandable; I just answered since an identical question popped up recently and was linked to this unanswered one as a duplicate :-) . – Daniel Andersson May 24 '12 at 9:06

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