How can I convert an iso cd image to bin/cue format on a mac? I did some Googling, but couldn't find a solution, ended up having to use some freeware tool for windows in a VM :/


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PowerISO has a Mac command line utility for converting between ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats.


poweriso convert input.img -o output.bin -ot bin


LiquidCD can write CUE/BIN files. The process would be the same as actually creating an image from the disc.

  • Mount ISO image on the Mac
  • Point LiquidCD to the Mounted Image
  • Write CUE/BIN File

I did this before to convert an ISO to a DMG.

As of this edit, April 14, 2020, the domain for LiquidCD, maconnect.ch, simply returns a :-) and no other content.

  • The iso image I'm converting also contains some CD audio tracks. Will they be converted as well with this method?
    – Mike Akers
    Jul 15, 2009 at 14:48
  • You will have to test and try, I am not sure. LiquidCD however does support extracting Music so it might be able to. I hardly ever deal with Audo CD's Jul 15, 2009 at 15:10
  • I've been trying to rip some PS1 games to play in emulators for ages now, and this is the only program I could find that made working BIN/CUE images out of the ISOs I ripped with Disk Utility.
    – FrogBot
    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:34

Toast Titanium will do it, but its by no means free.

There's a handy little command line tool to do BIN/CUE -> ISO, but I can't find one to do the reverse.

  • 1
    +1 ...that's what I was trying to do. Works great.
    – username
    Nov 23, 2009 at 13:36

FYI, Disk Utility built into OS X can burn .ISO files natively. Just select 'Burn' from the toolbar in Disk Utility and choose your .ISO file and Disk Utility will burn it, all without additional software

  • 2
    That's not what he's asking
    – dionyziz
    Feb 11, 2016 at 23:38

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