Files with cue extension can be mainly found as cue sheet description files originally used by the CDRwin program, but more commonly known as small files that accompany .bin disk images.

There are 2 other file types using
the CUE file extension!

cue icon.cue - Microsoft Cue Cards data

empty icon.cue - BPM Studio cue points data

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Software that open cue file

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CUE file extension - Cue sheet description

What is cue file? How to open cue files?

File extension cue is mainly related to cue sheet description file also known as Description File for a CD-Image (.bin file) originally used by CDRWIN CD/DVD recording application.

Cue sheet description file is an ASCII (plain text) file that specifies how the tracks of a compact disc should be laid out. Cue sheet file can be viewed and edited in any text editor such as Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit, gedit etc.

For an audio CD, the cue sheet can specify titles and performers for the disc and its tracks as well as the names of one or more audio files to be used. MP3, WAV and BIN files are often used, although some programs support other formats. Cue sheets are especially useful when burning or listening to live sets where all tracks are recorded in one file.

Cue Splitter application is able to create audio tracks from one long mix with using information about tracks in CUE file.

Some multimedia players such as KMPlayer, VUPlayer are able to use CUE file as playlist file and playback audio tracks listed in it.

The default software associated to open cue file:

CDRwin icon

Engelmann Media GmbH logoCDRwin  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Engelmann Media GmbH

CDRWIN is burning application for Microsoft Windows that is able to burn BIN binary images with CUE cue sheets, CD disc copy, track ripping, MP3 burning and much more.

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Help how to open:

Many disk image handling programs nowadays can load up .cue/.bin files and work with them.

Also Cue sheet files are in simple text format, so you can use any text editor to view and possibly edit it.

How to convert:

On its own, conversion of .cue files is pointless. You need to convert both .bin and .cue files together in order to convert them to other virtual machine formats.

Find conversions from cue file:

cue to iso

cue to mds

cue to mdx

Find converter to cue file type:

ccd to cue

File identification strings:

HEX code: 46 49 4C 45 20 22

List of software applications associated to the .cue file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cue file, edit cue file, convert cue file, view cue file, play cue file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cue files.

Software that open cue file - Cue sheet description

Programs supporting the exension cue on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open cue file action.

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