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

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  1. JoeBarbs

    JoeBarbs New Member

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    Is there any software that converts .bin files into a format that the TiVo can read?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    For what purpose? The .bin files are binary files and can be almost anything.
     
  3. JoeBarbs

    JoeBarbs New Member

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    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

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    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:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/7976


    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:
    http://customersupport.tivo.com/knowbase/root/public/tv251080.htm?

    Link to open source video conversion software:
    http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=263http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=263
     

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