Thursday, November 08, 2007

Dealing with UIF files

Just got my hands on a CD image in UIF format. Why can't people just use standard formats? Oh well, no matter. Thanks to Wine & MagicISO, I can still get what I want :-D

First, install the wine package that's available from the repositories:

~$ sudo apt-get install wine

Next, get MagicISO installer from the site and install it using wine

~$ wine Setup_MagicISO.exe

Finally, double click the newly created icon on your desktop to startup MagicISO. Go to Tools->Decompress UIF image... and choose the UIF file in question for source. MagicISO automatically suggests a name for destination. I went with it but you can change it if you want.

Click on the button that says decompress, then just wait for the operation to finish. You now have a nice standard ISO file that you can burn onto CD.

The alternative: uif2iso

For those who prefer native tools Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) has uif2iso nicely packaged in the repositories. Simply install uif2iso from terminal:

~$ sudo apt-get install uif2iso

Once installed navigate to the folder containing your UIF image in terminal, and enter:

~$ uif2iso foobar.uif foobar.iso

where, foobar is the name of your UIF image file.

You should have a proper ISO image ready once the command completes.

Related posts:

Splitting cue/flac files
Converting cue/bin files to ISO
Converting CCD images to ISO