Welcome to libburnia project


* Sat Aug 1 2015 we celebrate 9 years of libburnia project.

* Sun May 17 2015 Release 1.4.0 is ready on release page.  libburn and  libisofs got several bugs fixed. Production of GPT was improved.  xorriso (in libisoburn) may now propose commands or -as mkisofs options which can reproduce the boot equipment of the loaded ISO filesystem.


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