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BCHUNK(1)		    General Commands Manual		     BCHUNK(1)

NAME
       bchunk -	CD image format	conversion from	bin/cue	to iso/cdr

SYNOPSIS
       bchunk [-v] [-p]	[-r] [-w] [-s] <image.bin> <image.cue> <basename>

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

       The bin/cue format is used by some non-Unix cd-writing software,	but is
       not supported on	most other cd-writing programs.

       image.bin  is  the raw cd image file. image.cue is the track index file
       containing track	types and offsets.  basename is	used for the beginning
       part of the created track files.

       The  produced  .iso  track  contains  an	 ISO file system, which	can be
       mounted through a loop device on	Linux systems, or written  on  a  CD-R
       using  cdrecord.	  The  .cdr  tracks are	in the native CD audio format.
       They can	be either written on a CD-R using  cdrecord  -audio,  or  con-
       verted to WAV (or any other sound format	for that matter) using sox.

       The  output  type  depends on the input type (data is just copied).  If
       the input is in ISO format, the output will be. On the other  hand,  if
       the  input is raw audio data, the output	will be	CDR or WAV (the	latter
       if -w is	given).

       It is advisable to edit the .cue	 file  to  either  MODE2/2352/2048  or
       MODE2/2352/2324	depending on whether an	ISO filesystem or a VCD	is de-
       sired, respectively.  The format	itself does not	contain	 this  feature
       and in an ambiguous case	it can only guess.

OPTIONS
       -v	 Makes	binchunker print some more unnecessary messages, which
		 should	not be of interest for anyone.

       -w	 Makes binchunker write	audio tracks in	WAV format.

       -s	 Makes binchunker swap byte order  in  the  samples  of	 audio
		 tracks.

       -p	 Makes	binchunker  go	into  PSX mode and truncate MODE2/2352
		 tracks	to 2336	bytes at offset	0 instead of normal 2048 bytes
		 at offset 24.	Use this option	if input is in PSX mode.

       -r	 Makes binchunker output MODE2/2352 tracks in raw format, from
		 offset	0 for 2352 bytes. Good for MPEG/VCD. Use  this	option
		 if input is in	raw format.

FILES
       image.bin
	    Raw	CD image file

       image.cue
	    TOC	(Track index, Table Of Contents) file

       *.iso
	    Tracks in ISO9660 CD filesystem format. Can	be either written on a
	    CD-R using cdrecord, or mounted  (on  Linux	 platforms  at	least)
	    through   a	  loop	 device	  ('mount   track.iso	/mnt/cdrom  -o
	    loop=/dev/loop0,blocksize=1024').

       *.cdr
	    Audio tracks in 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  ('sox  track.cdr
	    track.wav').

       *.wav
	    Audio tracks in WAV	format.

SEE ALSO
       cdrecord(1), mkisofs(8),	sox(1),	cdrdao(1)

AUTHORS
       Heikki Hannikainen <hessu@hes.iki.fi>
       Bob Marietta <marietrg@SLU.EDU>
       Colas Nahaboo <Colas@Nahaboo.com>
       Godmar Back <gback@cs.utah.edu>
       Matthew Green <mrg@eterna.com.au>

Heikki Hannikainen	      v1.2.2 14	Nov 2017		     BCHUNK(1)

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