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GNU Compact Disc Input and Control Library
The libcdio package contains a library for CD-ROM and CD image access. Applications wishing to be oblivious of the OS- and device-dependent properties of a CD-ROM or of the specific details of various CD-image formats may benefit from using this library.

The library is written in C, however there are OO C++, Perl, Python and Ruby wrappers to interface to the library. However C++ is the only one that is bundled with this package, and the interfaces provide only a subset of the full features of the library.



Also included in the libcdio package are a number of utility programs:

  • cd-info, displays CD information ;
  • cd-drive, shows what drivers are available and some basic properties of cd-drives attached to the system ;
  • cd-read, performs low-level block reading of a CD or CD image ;
  • iso-info, displays ISO-9660 information from an ISO-9660 image ;
  • iso-read, extracts files from an ISO-9660 image ;
  • cd-paranoia - port of cdparanoia (CD-DA jitter and error correction) using libcdio back-end CD-reading.

Interfaces to the libcdio

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Download version 0.92 (beta)
released on 15 December 2013

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Leaders and contributors

Rocky Bernstein Maintainer
Herbert Valerio Riedel Contributor
Herbert Valiero Maintainer

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Weak prerequisite libcddb

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2014.


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