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How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux

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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?

17 comments

  1. Thanks, i might need this later on. But i'm wondering if the .uif file was password protected, will i be asked by the uif2iso tool to enter the password, or will it bypass it?

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  2. thanks it was useful! :)

    and it worked like magic

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  3. Dude, thanks. It helped.
    Shandilya

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  4. Worked well. Thanks for that.

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  5. remedialfunkNovember 14, 2010

    Worked perfectly.
    Thanks a bunch!

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  6. Thanks for the help worked great

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  7. perfect, thanks

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  8. You rule! Thank you!

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  9. AnonymousJune 12, 2011

    sandeep@chetan:~$ uif2iso b.uif b.iso

    UIF2ISO 0.1.7
    by Luigi Auriemma
    e-mail: aluigi@autistici.org
    web: aluigi.org

    - open b.uif

    Error: wrong bbis signature (2ebe1a87)
    what to do now???

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  10. Thanks, this worked fine in Debian Squeeze 64-bit :)

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  11. Worked well,thax

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  12. "- enable magiciso_is_shit encryption" LOL

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  13. Thank's for the helpful guide!

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  14. Hi, Thanks for your easy guide.

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