How to Convert WAV to Bin

By Contributing Writer

A WAV file is an uncompressed audio file, typically used on Windows PCs. A BIN/CUE file is an image descriptor file that mirrors content held on a CD or DVD. Converting WAV files to a BIN/CUE is a two step process, which involves making a CD of the WAV files, and then creating an image of the CD.

Things You'll Need

  • Any Audio Converter
  • Alcohol 120

Convert WAV to MP3

Step 1

Download and install Any Audio Converter.

Step 2

Run Any Audio Converter.

Step 3

Select "Add Media Files" at the top of the main Any Audio Converter screen, and then navigate to the WAV files to be converted in the "Open" window. Select the files and click "Open."

Step 4

Select "MP3 Audio" from the "Output Profile" drop-down menu at the bottom of the main screen.

Step 5

Click "Start Encoding" button at the top of the main screen. The converted documents are automatically placed in a file in "My Documents" named "Any Audio Converter."

Step 6

Insert a blank CD in the computer's CD/DVD drive.

Step 7

Select "Start" then "My Computer" and then the drive into which the blank CD was inserted.

Step 8

Open the "Any Audio Converter" folder and move the converted MP3 files to the blank CD file and select "Burn Files to CD."

Create Bin/Cue

Step 1

Download Alcohol 120

Step 2

Insert the disc to be converted to a Bin/Cue file into the CD/DVD drive.

Step 3

Start Alcohol 120. Select "Image Making Wizard" from the main menu on the left side of the screen.

Step 4

Select the drive where the disc is in the "CD/DVD" device blank, and click "Next."

Step 5

Name the file in the "Image Name" blank.

Step 6

Select the file where the image will be created in the "Image Location" window.

Step 7

Select "CDRWIN Image File (.cue)" in the "Image Format" blank.

Step 8

Click "Start" to begin creation of the BIN/CUE file.

Tips & Warnings

  • WAV files are lossless, and MP3 files are lossy, so converting them will result in a loss of sound quality.

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