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jadyn | 22:15 Fri 25th Jan 2008 | Technology
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Hi all, I've been given a DVD+R of Alien VS Predator 2 containing files in a format I've not seen before despite having used DVD Flick and the like before. The first file is a "BIN File" and is 800Mb in size. On right clicking on the file, no particular program is listed to open the file with and because of this, I've not tried opening the file by left clicking on it. The second file is shown as an "Image File" and is 139 bytes in size. The preferred program for opening is shown as Nero Smart Start Essentials. When I try to open the file this way, I'm taken to the menu options for burning a disc in the program. What I find confusing here is that I'd have thought the 800Mb file contained the movie not the 139Mb file Because of this, I don't know how to proceed now. Could someone please take me through the steps I need to do to burn this disc onto a DVD so that I can play it in my DVD player? Thanks jadyn

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Bin extentions are for binary data and do not have a specific program to open them with. Bin files can be opened by many different progs, but the results you get will vary depending on the content

Try following the advice given here

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/peersharing/f/ play_bin_files.htm

or here

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/696/how_use_open_bin_cue_iso_files
The 800MB BIN file does contain the movie while the 139 byte image file gives instructions to the program handling the BIN.

Nero reads these instructions and obviously has understood them since it wants to burn the image to another DVD. The program should lead you through the steps to achieve this, otherwise download and read the Nero help files.
Installing Daemon tools (or similar) will let you run the CD image without burning a CD:

http://www.daemon-tools.cc

(It's been a while since I've used Daemon tools, but it should work fine.)
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Thank you all. Your help is very much appreciated.

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