Welcome to libburnia project


* Tue Mar 18 2014 A bug fix release is ready on release page.  libburn-1.3.6.pl01 prevents a buffer overflow with CD TAO and a compilation failure on systems other than GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD.  libisoburn-1.3.6.pl01 prevents an annoying error message with xorriso-tcltk.

* Tue Mar 04 2014 Release 1.3.6 is ready on release page.  libburn learned to operate optical drives and media on NetBSD.  libisofs got a bug fix about HFS+ and enhancements about character set conversion. Minor bugs were fixed in  libisoburn.  xorriso can now find files with names which cannot be represented unchanged in ECMA-119, Joliet, or HFS+.

* Wed Aug 1 2013 we celebrate 7 years of libburnia project.

* Tue Jan 08 2013 The  libisoburn tarball now contains a proof of concept for GUI frontend programs:  xorriso-tcltk. It needs Tcl and Tk 8.4 or 8.5. Optionally Tcl/Tk package "BWidget". See also README-tcltk


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.


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 our  general mailing list.


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