Notes on Reference Citations - Version 2.71, by Dr. Herong Yang
.bin/.cue - the purpose of .cue?
'Where Is TOC Located on a CD' tutorial was cited in a Next Generation Emuncation forum post in 2013.
The Where Is TOC Located on a CD tutorial was cited in a Next Generation Emuncation forum post in 2013.
Subject: .bin/.cue - the purpose of .cue? Date: Apr 23, 2013 Author: Exophase Source: http://ngemu.com/threads/bin-cue-the-purpose-of-cue.156179/ /Q_28118592.html >Im trying to figure it out. What exactly is the reason to keep the >.cue file for emulation purposes? i see on most all threads on >anything to do with psx emulation, that you need to have it, but i >have yet to see a need for it. > >I mean the .cue file is just useless metadata as far as emulation is >concerned. > >a .bin rip of a game, runs perfectly fine in any emulator with no >.cue file. > >... The cue file represents the CD-ROM TOC (http://www.herongyang.com/CD-DVD/CD-TOC-Where-Is-Located.html) which is what you need to locate tracks on the CD. Without it a CD player wouldn't know how to seek separate audio tracks. The cue file also lets you do thing like split tracks into different files with different formats. Yeah you can burn a bin file using CD burning software, it'll just give it a standard TOC that denotes one big data track, if that's even necessary. ...
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