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@author Dana Jansens, Derek Foreman
@mainpage Libburn Documentation Index
@section intro Introduction
Libburn is an open source library suite for reading, mastering and writing
optical discs.
@section using Using the library
@subsection concepts Library concepts
There are a few concepts to introduce in order for you to understand how to
use Libburn. So, lets start with them:
<li> Read - The process of reading the data on a disc for storage or
<li> Write - The process of writing data onto a disc to create a new
disc image or append to an existing one.
<li> Drive - A Drive is a hardware device used to reading and/or writing
discs. CD burners and CD-ROMs are examples of Drives.
@subsection working Working with the library
Now that you understand the above @ref concepts, you're ready to look at the
actual use of the library.
In general, using the library to perform a process consists of the following
<li> Initialize the library. (If not already done; a single instance of
the library can perform multiple operations simultaneously with
multiple drives.)
<li> Scan for available Drives.
<li> Choose and grab a Drive for reading/writing.
<li> Fill in the options for the operation.
<li> Wait for the operation to complete, displaying status along the way
if desired.
<li> Release the Drive.
<li> Destroy the library instance. (If you're done working with the
Here's a very simple example of burning an ISO file
@include burniso.c