How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux

Posted by jun auza On 2/19/2010
How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux: If you have downloaded a UIF (.uif) file and is wondering what it is or don't know how to open it when using Ubuntu Linux or any other distro, then read on.

So what is UIF? UIF (Universal Image Format) is a compression image file format used by MagicISO that is primarily utilized to compress and backup a CD and DVD content. The advantage of using UIF file format is that it allows you to encrypt, password protect and compress cd or dvd content along with the ability to backup multiple session of CD/DVD, Audio-CD, VCD, SVCD and DVD-Video.

Now let's get down to business and show you how to open a .uif file in Ubuntu:

1. First you will need to download a command-line tool for converting UIF images:

sudo apt-get install uif2iso

2. Next, locate the file that you wish to convert and simply use this command:

uif2iso [input.uif] [output.iso]

Converting a file named movies.uif to movies.iso

3. So after converting the UIF file to ISO, simply locate the output file (in my case movies.iso) using the file browser, right-click on it, and then extract.

That's about it. It’s pretty easy, right?

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