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Welcome to libburnia project


  • Mon Nov 25 2019 Bug fix release 1.5.2.pl01 of libburn is ready on release page. cdrskin did not properly burn multiple tracks. Track 1 was slow and burning stalled before track 2. Regression introduced by 1.5.0.

  • Sat Oct 27 2019 Release 1.5.2 is ready on release page. The libraries are now ready for building out-of-source. libisofs got minor API extensions. libburn got a bug fixed which spoiled burn runs on some MATSHITA laptop drives. It is now able to list all features which the drive announces. xorriso and libisoburn xorriso can now set GPT type GUIDs with appended partitions and the ISO partition. All three libraries got some rarely triggered bugs fixed.

  • Thu Aug 1 2019 we celebrate 13 years of libburnia project.

  • Fri Oct 28 2016 We moved from Trac/svn/bzr to GitLab/git.

  • Sun Mar 20 2016 The 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, OpenBSD. 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 a git repository hosted on https://gitea.lovelyhq.com/libburnia. You can check-out the latest unstable versions using:

git clone https://gitea.lovelyhq.com/libburnia/libburn.git
git clone https://gitea.lovelyhq.com/libburnia/libisofs.git
git clone https://gitea.lovelyhq.com/libburnia/libisoburn.git

Browse git online.

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


Wiki page with Frequently Asked Questions.

Current development version:

Manual pages of command line programs:

The APIs of the libraries are documented in their C header files:

Example programs:

README files:


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.


Please send support requests and proposals to

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


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.


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

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