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DRCoreBurn.h Reference

Burn object interfaces for Disc Recording.

Included Headers

  • <CoreServices/CoreServices.h>

  • <DiscRecording/DRCoreObject.h>

  • <DiscRecording/DRCoreTrack.h>

  • <DiscRecording/DRCoreDevice.h>

  • <AvailabilityMacros.h>

Functions

  • Stops the burn.

    Declaration

    extern void DRBurnAbort( DRBurnRef burn) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn that should be stopped. If this parameter does not contain a valid DRBurn object, the behavior is undefined.

    Discussion

    Aborting a burn may make CD unusable depending on the amount of data written. If nothing has been written then the disc can be reused as a blank. If all the data has been written (and a verification is in progress, for example) then the disc will be usable and the data will be intact, unless the verification would have failed. Otherwise, the disc will be unusable.

    If the burn has not started or has already completed, this function does nothing.

  • Obtains the progress and status of the burn.

    Declaration

    extern CFDictionaryRef DRBurnCopyStatus( DRBurnRef burn) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn for which status is wanted. If this parameter is not a valid DRBurn object, the behavior is undefined.

    Return Value

    Returns a reference to a CFDictionary object. The reference is implicitly retained by the caller. This is the same dictionary sent to observers of the kDRBurnStatusChangedNotification notification.

    Discussion

    Returns a CFDictionary object containing the progress and status of the burn. This dictionary will contain the state, percentage complete, and any errors reported.

  • Creates a new burn.

    Declaration

    extern DRBurnRef DRBurnCreate( DRDeviceRef device) ;

    Parameters

    device

    A reference to the device to burn to. If this parameter is not a valid DRDevice, the behavior is undefined.

    Return Value

    Returns reference to a new DRBurn instance.

  • Obtains a reference to the device associated with a burn.

    Declaration

    extern DRDeviceRef DRBurnGetDevice( DRBurnRef burn) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn for which to get the device reference. If this parameter is not a valid DRBurn object, the behavior is undefined.

    Return Value

    Returns a reference of type DRDeviceRef . The caller does not implicitly retain the reference and is not responsible for releasing it.

  • Obtains properties of the burn.

    Declaration

    extern CFDictionaryRef DRBurnGetProperties( DRBurnRef burn) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn for which to get properties. If this parameter is NULL the behavior is undefined.

    Return Value

    Returns a reference to a CFDictionary object. The caller does not implicitly retain the reference and is not responsible for releasing it.

  • Obtains the type identifier of all DRBurn objects.

    Declaration

    extern CFTypeID DRBurnGetTypeID( void) ;

    Return Value

    A Core Foundation type identifier.

  • Sets the properties of the burn.

    Declaration

    extern void DRBurnSetProperties( DRBurnRef burn, CFDictionaryRef properties) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn for which to set the properties. If this parameter is not a valid DRBurn object, the behavior is undefined.

    properties

    A reference to a CFDictionary object. If this parameter does not reference a valid CFDictionary object the behavior is undefined.

  • Writes the specified track layout to disc.

    Declaration

    extern OSStatus DRBurnWriteLayout( DRBurnRef burn, CFTypeRef layout) ;

    Parameters

    burn

    The burn that should be started. If this parameter is not a valid DRBurn object, the behavior is undefined.

    layout

    An object describing the layout of the data on disc. The most common layout consists of a CFArray object whose elements are DRTrack objects. The other layout options are a lone DRTrack object, and a CFArray of homogeneous CFArrays of DRTracks. If the layout is not one of these kinds, or if any of the objects is not valid, this function's behavior is undefined.

    Return Value

    An error code indicating if the burn could begin.

    Discussion

    The object passed into this function describes the layout of the disc. There are three possible layout configurations:

    • For a multisession burn, the layout must be a valid CFArray object containing multiple CFArrays, each of which contains one or more valid DRTrack objects.

    • For a single-session, multitrack burn, the layout must be a valid CFArray object containing one or more valid DRTrack objects.

    • For a single-session, single-track burn, the layout must be a valid DRTrack object.

    If either of these configurations are not met or the values contained in the array(s) are not valid DRTrack objects, the behavior is undefined.

Data Types

See the Overview section above for header-level documentation.

  • Declaration

    typedef struct __DRBurn* DRBurnRef;

    Discussion

    A reference to DRBurn instances.

    Import Statement

Constants

See the Overview section above for header-level documentation.

  • Declaration

    extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnDoubleLayerL0DataZoneBlocksKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnAppendableKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnCompletionActionEject ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnCompletionActionKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnCompletionActionMount ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnDoubleLayerL0DataZoneBlocksKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnFailureActionEject ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnFailureActionKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnFailureActionNone ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnOverwriteDiscKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnRequestedSpeedKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStatusChangedNotification ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyBDDAO ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyCDSAO ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyCDTAO ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyDVDDAO ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyIsRequiredKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnStrategyKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnTestingKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnUnderrunProtectionKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRBurnVerifyDiscKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRCDTextKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRMediaCatalogNumberKey ; extern const CFStringRef kDRSynchronousBehaviorKey ;

    Constants

    • DRBurnDoubleLayerL0DataZoneBlocksKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFNumber containing the number of blocks desired for the layer 0 data zone on a double layer writable disc.

      The size of the layer 0 data zone dictates where the transition point is from layer 0 to layer 1. If this key is present, the data zone size will be set prior to the start of the burn using the value for this key. If it is not present, the default layer 0 data zone will be used (half the available blocks on an empty disc).

      The transition point can be specified two ways. If the value specified in this key is greater than 1.0, then it will designate an absolute block number for the transition point. In this case, the block number should be a multiple of 16 and at least 40000h per specification. If the value is less than 1.0, it will specify the percentage of the burn that should reside on layer 0. A typical value is 0.5, designating half the burn for each layer. A value of 0.0 or 1.0 will not change the layer 0 transition point.

    • kDRBurnAppendableKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating if the disc should still be appendable after the burn. If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of false and the disc will be closed.

      Most CD formats do not allow unclosed discs, and many types of CD readers will not work with discs that are left appendable. Don't change the value of this key unless you understand the consequences.

    • kDRBurnCompletionActionEject

    • kDRBurnCompletionActionKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFString object containing one of the available completion actions for disc handling.

      If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of kDRBurnCompletionActionEject and the disc will be ejected.

    • kDRBurnCompletionActionMount

    • kDRBurnDoubleLayerL0DataZoneBlocksKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFNumber containing the number of blocks desired for the layer 0 data zone on a double layer writable disc.

      The size of the layer 0 data zone dictates where the transition point is from layer 0 to layer 1. If this key is present, the data zone size will be set prior to the start of the burn using the value for this key. If it is not present, the default layer 0 data zone will be used (half the available blocks on an empty disc).

      The transition point can be specified two ways. If the value specified in this key is greater than 1.0, then it will designate an absolute block number for the transition point. In this case, the block number should be a multiple of 16 and at least 40000h per specification. If the value is less than 1.0, it will specify the percentage of the burn that should reside on layer 0. A typical value is 0.5, designating half the burn for each layer. A value of 0.0 or 1.0 will not change the layer 0 transition point.

    • kDRBurnFailureActionEject

    • kDRBurnFailureActionKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFString object containing one of the available failure actions for disc handling.

      If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of kDRBurnFailureActionEject and the disc will be ejected.

    • kDRBurnFailureActionNone

    • kDRBurnOverwriteDiscKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating if the disc will be overwritten from block zero for the burn. If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of false and the disc will be appended.

      Overwriting requires the media either be blank or erasable, and is functionally equivalent to an erase followed by a burn.

    • kDRBurnRequestedSpeedKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFNumber object containing the speed at which the burn should run, expressed as a floating point value in kilobytes per second where 1 kilobyte = 1,000 bytes. If this key is not present, the requested maximum burn speed defaults to kDRDeviceBurnSpeedMax .

      The speed at which the burn will run depends on several factors including the speed of the bus to which the drive is connected, the data rate capacity of the, disc, the sustained rate at which data can be produced, and the limit your application sets in the kDRMaxBurnSpeedKey track property keys. For example, a 16x drive connected over USB 1.0 results in a maximum sustainable throughput to the drive of just 2x due to the bandwidth limitation of the bus.

      Some faster drives have a minimum burn speed. In the case of a drive whose minimum speed is 4x, for example, requesting a 1x burn will result in an actual burn speed of 4x.

    • kDRBurnStatusChangedNotification

      The notification sent when a DRBurn object has updated status.

    • kDRBurnStrategyBDDAO

      This strategy applies only to BDs (Blu-ray).

    • kDRBurnStrategyCDSAO

    • kDRBurnStrategyCDTAO

    • kDRBurnStrategyDVDDAO

      This strategy applies only to DVDs. It is not valid when burning to CD media.

    • kDRBurnStrategyIsRequiredKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object indicating whether the burn strategy or strategies listed for the kDRBurnStrategyKey key are the only ones allowed. If this key is not present, the burn will behave as though the key were false.

      If this key's value is set to true and the device does not support any of the suggested burn strategies, the burn will fail with a return value of kDRDeviceBurnStrategyNotAvailableErr .

      If this key's value is set to false and the device does not support any of the suggested burn strategies, the engine will choose an alternate burn strategy. The burn strategy used will provide an equivalent disc.

    • kDRBurnStrategyKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFString object, or to a CFArray object containing CFString objects, indicating the suggested burn strategy or strategies. If this key is not present, the burn engine picks an appropriate burn strategy automatically--so most clients do not need to specify a burn strategy.

      When more than one strategy is suggested, the burn engine attempts to use the first strategy in the list which is available. A burn strategy will never be used if it cannot write the required data. For example, the track-at-once (TAO) strategy cannot write CD-Text.

      This presence of this key alone is just a suggestion--if the burn engine cannot fulfill the request it will burn using whatever strategy is available. To convert the suggestion into a requirement, add the kDRBurnStrategyIsRequiredKey key with a value of true.

      Before using this key you should ensure that the device supports the strategy or strategies requested. Do this by checking the burn strategy keys in the device's write capabilities dictionary.

    • kDRBurnTestingKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating whether the burn will be a test or not.

      If testing is set and your application calls the DRBurnWriteLayout function, the burn process proceeds as if data would be written to the disc--but the laser is not turned on to full power so the disc is not modified.

      If this key is not present or the selected burning device does not support test burning, the burn will default to a value of false and a normal burn will occur.

    • kDRBurnUnderrunProtectionKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating whether burn underrun protection will be on or off, for devices which support it.

      Burn underrun protection is on by default for drives which support it. Clients do need to set this value except to explicitly disable underrun protection.

      If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of true and burn underrun protection will enabled, if the drive supports it.

    • kDRBurnVerifyDiscKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating if the disc will be verified after being burned. If this key is not present, the burn will default to a value of true and the disc will be verified.

      Verification requires each DRTrack object to specify its verification method by way of the kDRVerificationTypeKey key in the track properties dictionary. If none of the DRTrack objects in the burn have specified a verification method, verification will not occur.

    • kDRCDTextKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a DRCDTextBlockRef object, or to an array of DRCDTextBlockRef objects, containing the CD-Text information for the disc. If this key is not present, the burn will not write CD-Text.

      Before using this key you should ensure that the device supports CD-Text by checking the value of the kDRDeviceCanWriteCDTextKey key in the device's write capabilities dictionary.

      If this value is set to true and the device does not support writing CD-Text, the burn will fail with a value of kDRDeviceCantWriteCDTextErr .

    • kDRMediaCatalogNumberKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFData object containing exactly 13 bytes of data to be written to the disc as the Media Catalog Number (MCN). If this key is not present it will default to all zeroes, indicating that an MCN is not supplied.

      This value is the standard UPC/EAN product number, and should conform to the specifications of the UCC and EAN. See http://www.ean-int.org and http://www.uc-council.org for more information.

    • kDRSynchronousBehaviorKey

      This burn property key corresponds to a CFBoolean object containing a flag indicating if burn operations will behave synchronously. If this key is not present, it will default to a value of false and burn operations will behave asynchronously.

      Synchronous operations do not post status notifications and do not return until they are completed. Status can be queried at any time using the DRBurnCopyStatus function, and will remain valid even after the burn operation has finished.