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I am looking to make a dvd with multiple images(bin/cue) from stuff on my hard drive, place an autorun menu which will be able to install each of the programs, and I need to know a few things first.

what is the image format for dvd-r?
what program do you use to create an image of a cd for a dvd-r or convert bin to (dvd image)?
can you merge image files together to form a multitude of dvd's?
what autorun program is best to use for this task?

If you come up with a solid answer that works, I'll give 1000 points, but will take a day or two to evaluate the answers, please be patient.  If its just not possible, and no one puts much thought into it, the points go down to 250.  Please just dazzle me with brilliance, and dont baffle me with bs.   :)
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what is the image format for dvd-r?
Keep in mind that the formats for DVD vary as DVD-R and DVD+R.  Here is a link that outlines the differences between these formats.  Also,


Format     Size inGiga bytes*     Size in GB     Description
DVD-5     4.7     4.38     Single side/single layer
DVD-9     8.5     7.92     Single side/dual layer
DVD-10     9.4     8.76     Double side/single layer
DVD-14**     13.2     12.29     Double side/one single layer side, one dual-layer side
DVD-18**     17     15.9     Double side/dual layer
DVD-R***     4.7     4.38     Recordable, single side or double side


what program do you use to create an image of a cd for a dvd-r or convert bin to (dvd image)?
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/userguides/141726.php

can you merge image files together to form a multitude of dvd's?
yes you can. There are different software packages that allow you to do this.  Here are a few.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/pfdocs/2000112811474025
http://www.winiso.com/
what autorun program is best to use for this task?
This WinIso software can also be used to run this merge task.
Hope this helps !!
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Great job answering the questions at hand.  There are a few unanswered though, by my fault only.  I didnt clarify myself.  I will be using dvd-r mostly.

1.  what is the image format for dvd-r?
This was meant to be asked like what is the name for the bin/cue files generated for dvd's?  Once I make an image, I'll burn it with dvd x-copy.  

2. IF I read that right, will I be able to merge my bin files together to form one huge bin file, then convert over to dvd format?

3.  what autorun program is best to use for this task? (will winiso work for this too?)
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Ok.....1.  what is the image format for dvd-r?
This was meant to be asked like what is the name for the bin/cue files generated for dvd's?  Once I make an image, I'll burn it with dvd x-copy.  
I take it you are attempting to x-copy a game disk. The bin/cue format differs in that it has a cue file, which is a table of contents. This "table of contents" tells the burning program where the data and audio channels are in the bin file. Without the audio channels, the game will be glitchy. While it is true that about 50% of all PlayStation games will work the same in an iso file as in a bin/cue file, many games will not. The reason for this is because the games that worked only had a data channel. Therefore, the iso format would have been ok to use in that situation. However, there are many games that have audio channels; Tales of Destiny II, DDR 4th and 5th mix are just a few PlayStation games that require bin/cue files. The .BIN / .CUE CD image format was made popular by the CDRWin software. Afterwards many programs have started supporting or partially supporting it, including: Nero, BlindWrite, CloneCD, FireBurner. The .CUE file contains the track layout information, while the .BIN file holds the actual data.
2. IF I read that right, will I be able to merge my bin files together to form one huge bin file, then convert over to dvd format?
Yes.. there are many software packages that will assist in doing this.  I gave you one example.  The best thing to do in order to determine which to use is to go to the internet and search for bin/cue this will give you a broard range of information links on software packages that you can use to do what your looking for.
3.  what autorun program is best to use for this task? (will winiso work for this too?) same as above, search for software packages that will combine and autorun by formatting.  If your still having problems, let me know and I can direct you in the right direction.
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by:myomoto
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Thanks a bunch for all your help.   That will help me get in the right direction.

I'm not burning games though, just tired of having a hundred apps cd's laying around, and nothing to do with them all.  So, I want to put them all on dvd, but they are all cue/bin files.  
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Your Welcome... Good Luck !
Thank you for the points !
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by:myomoto
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Pratigan, I tested winiso, isobuster, and ghost 2003.  None of them will "combine" bin files.  I want to make a single BIN file out of multiple bin files.  Doing bin/cue searches, I find nothing but "what is a bin/cue and what do i do with it"  I know what to do with it.  I need to know how to create a single dvd with multiple images on it.  Bad sectors and all.
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Hello Myomoto,
I thought I had send you merge software links, sorry.  Here are just a few software packages that actually perform the merges.
 http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/55110.html
 http://www.k1ea.com/ct9/
 There are others available on the web searching for "bin merge".  Good Luck.
Let me know how you make out !!
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