• mirami
Posted: Wed, 03/12/2008 - 15:22
Hello everybody, exist any application for reading .nrg cd images??? Virtual cdrom? I have some good sounds in this format. I also can convert them to other format e.g. ISO seems to be good idea, coz working on Mac, Win and it is just one file.(no like cue/bin) Thanks for help/advice. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Yes Posirija

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 20:00
that's the point... to stay compatible. Quentin sugests ... tar.gz archives,also not bad idea,but I am not sure if this format is compatible on all OS ... Win, Mac, Linux, BSD.. Nero for Linux ... It interesting, but I would like to avoid non-free software if possible. Thanks for suggestions mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Nero has a Linux version

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 18:43
Apparently Nero has produced a Linux version of their software. Incidentally it's commercial - meaning you pay for accessing your own data.. http://www.nero.com/eng/linux3.html I for one don't trust proprietary file formats, because I don't want anyone else having the "rights" to my work. Standards, (such as .rtf, .txt, .iso) are maintained to guarantee your freedom to do with your software what you want. BTW, .iso is actually not a file format but a file system - therefore you can browse your .iso files in Linux by mounting it with the option -o loop . Check man mount Or just open the .iso image by (double)clicking in Nautilus. In the future it's best to use .iso -files, which are portable and cross platform - Win, Mac, Linux, BSD..

Hello picothinker

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 11:25
I have some film audio effect banks in this format.Audio cd coverted to nrg. I would like to leave them in some safe format... I don't want them to change accidentally. Coz sometimes somebody else working with this. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Good Idea

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 11:10
Thanks Quentin, Really my CD's are audio cd's converted to .nrg images and this is the problem as found on others forums. Converting these images to any other image is probably impossible. The only way to rip them to audio files and after this from this files make different archive. tar.gz ...It seems to be good idea. Maybe ISO is a little better for me, coz I'm working on different OS. Windows, MacOS, and Linux now too... mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Sample CD images...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 05:31
I believe the ISO's are images of sample cd's, used in this way as a type of archive. Personally I like to tar.gz my archives (a lot less space).

ISO for audo?

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Fri, 03/14/2008 - 02:08
ISO is an image file that can consist of many kinds of files including cda (cd track files). You can use Nero to access the image file (bin, cue, iso). I am more familiar with ISO files as an image (like a whole bootable CD). What kind of sounds are you finding in ISO format? Any music that you create, you should probably use a more standard audio format, like .WAV, .OGG or .MP3


  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 03/12/2008 - 16:48
It is Nero format ... I found very good converting tool ... nrg2iso ..seems to work well. I would like to stay with any image format anyway... It seems to me be safe for data.. Nobody will edit them, erase them ... Good archiv. But now I am not able to open my new ISO files. Don't know if it is because they are natively audio cd's or because Nero somehow damages the format. Has anybody experience with this??? mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 03/12/2008 - 16:26
This is a Nero format, and as far as I know no one created an open source reader for it (nor do I think they will) .nrg is nero's way to make sure you use Nero again to write the disk. Next time, keep to ISO. Converting to ISO will work.