Basically, a VCD, which stands for Video Compact Disk, is a CD that contains video data that was compressed using the MPEG standard. You can store movies that are up to 74 or 80 minutes long, depending on the size of the used CD (650 MB or 700 MB) and they can also contain menus and chapters, similar to DVDs.
Before talking about converting BIN files to VCD, you might want to know what a BIN file is. Well, to define it in a simple way, a BIN file is a type of disk image format that holds a copy of an actual CD or DVD, including system-specific information. Creating VCDs (Video CDs) from your BIN files can prove to be a simple way in which you can watch movies that are stored on your hard drives as BIN files on computers and other devices like CD players or even DVD players.
For demonstrating the conversion process, I will be using ImgBurn 2.5 (Freeware) by bLightning UK!, because it is a freeware application that will help you burn your BIN files to VCDs in no time. This tool comes with multiple features, all easily accessible, due to the program's well-organized interface.
You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.
Here are the steps that you will need to complete in order create your VCD:
Select “Write image file to disc” menu as seen in the image below:
Browse for the CUE file of your BIN disk image (You can either click on the “Source” button or select the “Browse for a source file” option from the File menu)
Choose the desired writing speed and the number of copies
Add multiple files and create and save a queue list with customizable writing speed and other settings. You can even select the desired device that will be used for burning each disk image (can be very useful when burning multiple image files using multiple devices).
Click on the “Write” button and wait for the process to finish.
b. Create VCD and other types of CDs from files and folders located on your computer (“Write files/folders to disc” menu).
c. Create disk image files from optical discs and files or folders on your hard drive.
d. Use a virtual drive to mount your disk images and use them just as if they were actual CDs or DVDs.
Well done! If you have followed the presented guide, then you have successfully created a VCD (Video CD) using your BIN disk image. As you can see, writing your BIN files to a Video CD with ImgBurn 2.5 (Freeware) is pretty easy and you shouldn't encounter any problems during the process. If you want to look at other applications as a replacement, then feel free to browse the related programs list located below.
- Well-organized and intuitive interface.
- Multiple features.
- Free to use.
- Virtual drive for disk images.
- Dull interface design.