Welcome to libburnia project


* Mon Aug 1 2016 we celebrate 10 years of libburnia project.

* Fri Jul 1 2016 Release 1.4.4 is ready on release page.  xorriso (in libisoburn) got the capability to use Linux /dev/sg in order to circumvent the sr_mutex lock which hampers concurrent use of optical drives via SG_IO.  libisofs now can use appended partitions by El Torito, avoiding the need for duplicate EFI System Partition images.  libburn and the other libraries got some bugs fixed.

* Sun Mar 20 2016 The new wiki article about problems with concurrent burns describes two workarounds for the poor throughput which can be observed on Linux if libburn operates more than one drive at a time.


libburnia is a project for reading, mastering and writing optical discs. Currently it is comprised of libraries named libisofs, libburn, libisoburn, a cdrecord emulator named cdrskin, and an integrated multi-session tool named xorriso. The software runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD. It is base of the  GNU xorriso package.


The source code for the libburnia project is distributed under the terms of the  GNU General Public License version 2 or later (GPLv2+).

Be aware that linking libisoburn with GPLv3+ library libreadline-6 will automatically change the license of the resulting libisoburn.so and xorriso binary to GPLv3+.


The current release tarballs are available at Releases Page.

The project lives in part in a  subversion repository hosted on http://svn.libburnia-project.org and in part in a  bzr repository hosted at  launchpad. You can check-out the latest unstable versions using:

svn co http://svn.libburnia-project.org/libburn/trunk libburn
bzr branch lp:~libburnia-team/libisofs/scdbackup libisofs
svn co http://svn.libburnia-project.org/libisoburn/trunk libisoburn

For building the libraries and binaries you will need autotools of at least version 1.7.


Frequently Asked Questions

API Documentation - Libburn -  C API - introduction

API Documentation - Libisofs -  C API - introduction

API Documentation - Libisoburn -  C API - introduction

README (from SVN) - toplevel README


We welcome and consider any sorts of contribution although not all can be accepted, of course. If you want to contribute to libburnia project development, then report experiences, propose new features, or post patches for discussion on  bug-xorriso at gnu dot org.


We normally run mailing lists for various purposes, but regrettably they are down currently. Please send support requests and proposals to

 bug-xorriso at gnu dot org - Public mailing list of GNU xorriso.

* Wed Aug 12 2009 The ticket system has been closed due to our inability to curb spam submissions. Please send mails to the  GNU xorriso mailing list instead of posting tickets.


Mario Đanić can be reached on #libburn channel on  Freenode.


Any donations made to the libburnia project would greatly assist its progress by helping us to acquire drives and media. If you would like to donate, please mail us: mario.danic [at] gmail [dot] com, Cc: scdbackup [at] gmx [dot] net.


Mario Đanić - mario [at] libburnia-project [dot] org - Founder & developer

Vreixo Formoso Lopes - metalpain2002 [at] yahoo [dot] - developer

Thomas Schmitt - scdbackup [at] gmx [dot] net - developer