How to Convert UIF Files to ISO Format in Ubuntu

UIF (Universal Image Format) is an image compression format developed by Magic ISO. Universal Image Format(UIF) is a powerful compression image file format for backing up CD/DVD. It is fast, reliable, and has rich set of features which include password-protected, data encryption, MD5 checksum support and much more. UIF format is available for Windows and if you are using Linux/Ubuntu, you need to convert UIF to ISO format.

How to Convert UIF to ISO Format

You can convert UIF files to ISO using the freeware application UIF2ISO by  Luigi Auriemma’s for Linux. This is a command line convertor for changing file type UIF to ISO format.

1. First Step is to install install zlib and OpenSSL with apt-get.

sudo apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev libssl-dev build-essential

2. Second step is to download the freeware from the authors site.


3. Once the file is downloaded we need to unzip it.

cd src

4. Create the executable by compiling the code.

sudo make install

5. To Convert the files from UIF to ISO format, use this command

uif2iso example.uif output.iso

Here example.uif is the file to be converted and output.iso is the output file.

Thanks Wesley for this Tip.

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  1. Thank you for your detail information. However, it seems uif2iso only work in CD image. The DVD image doesn’t work.

  2. […] thanks to this post I converted the UIF file to the standard ISO […]

  3. Thanks a lot. I am new user in Ubuntu and this was very helpful thanks 🙂

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