The Compact Disc Input and Control library (libcdio) 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.
Some support for on-disk CD-image types like CDRWIN's BIN/CUE format, cdrdao's TOC format, and Nero's NRG format is available. Therefore, applications that use this library also have the ability to read on-disk CD images as though they were CDs.
A library for working with ISO-9660 filesystems (libiso9660) is included. A generic interface for issuing MMC (multimedia commands) is also part of the libcdio library.
The cdparanoia library and cdparanoia command are included making this the only single-source cdparanoia that works on FreeBSD, cygwin, Solaris, BSDI as well as GNU/Linux.
This list of projects using libcdio can be consulted for an idea of possible range of applications using of the library.
With the distribution is an OO interface via C++. (The C routines are also directly callable from C++). Access via Perl is available from CPAN via the Device::Cdio module. An interface from Python and two from Ruby are also available.
Utility programs in the libcdio package are:
Documentation (including tutorial)
API documentation courtesy of doxygen
Links of source code and distribution packages
Instructions for accessing the CVS repository
GNU Mailman mailing lists
Browse the CVS Tree
The GNU Savannah project page
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