How to Convert .bin files to AVI


A .bin file is always coupled with a .cue file. When they are used together, they act much like an image of a DVD or CD, also called an ISO. They are sometimes used as a DVD-video file and need to be converted into an AVI (audio video interleave) in order to be played on non-DVD systems. With a couple of free programs, this process has been streamlined into a simple conversion.

Things You'll Need

  • Daemon Tools Lite
  • DVD Decrypter
  • Download and install Daemon Tools Lite (see Resources). Restart your computer after installation is completed. Start the Daemon Tools program. Click the Daemon icon in the lower right side of your screen and select "Device 0." A new window will appear, which is where you need to browse for your .bin and .cue files. Select the .cue file and it will be available as a virtual disc.

  • Download and install DVD Decrypter (see Resources). Open DVD Decrypter after it installs. Select the virtual drive as your source from the first drop-down menu. Select "Mode" on the top menu and click on "IFO." Next, select "Tools" from the top menu and click on "Settings." Change the file-splitting to none on the page that opens up. Click "OK" and you will be returned to the main program page.

  • Click on "Stream Processing," which is a tab on the right side. Click on the "Enable Stream Processing" bullet and select the first video file that is listed below. Select the destination for the file on the main page and click on the green arrow to start the conversion process.

  • Wait as the program completes the .bin to AVI process. It may take up to 20 minutes to convert a two-hour movie.

Tips & Warnings

  • You need to place the .bin file in the same location as the .cue file.

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