Any way to convert and play a .bin file on TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by JoeBarbs, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. JoeBarbs

    JoeBarbs New Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Is there any software that converts .bin files into a format that the TiVo can read?
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    For what purpose? The .bin files are binary files and can be almost anything.
  3. JoeBarbs

    JoeBarbs New Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Video of course. Some videos come with a .bin and .cue file. My xbox can play the .bin video file as is. I was hoping there was a way to convert it so my TiVo could play it.
  4. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

    Sep 24, 2004
    A bin and cue combination says to me that it's likely a disc image of a (sv)cd, and if you have a drive emulator program like daemon tools, you can mount the image as though it were a real drive and copy/convert the video data in it at will.

    Bin/Cue/ISO info:

    I beleive that the TiVo can playback SVCD files without going through a conversion, but VCD will need to go from mpeg1 to mpeg2.
    TiVo FAQ on the format required by TiVo:

    Link to open source video conversion software:

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