Read Windows Live File Format CD on Ubuntu

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Sep 24 19:32:18 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 18:37, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 09/24/2011 09:22 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> I have a friend who uses Windows 7 (I have not managed to convert him
>> yet) who is asking for help burning CDs.
>> [1] explains that there are two formats that can be used when burning,
>> Mastered and Live File Format (of which there are several versions).
>> If he uses Live File Format will I be able to read the CD under
>> Ubuntu?  I was surprised to find that Google did not help me.  He is
>> remote so I cannot try it and see.
>> Colin
>> [1]
> Found this:
> <>
> <quote>
> To begin, it is important to understand that the Windows 7’s version of
> the Live File System is readable only by Windows 7, Vista, and XP
> systems. Furthermore, the Live File System works differently with the
> various types of optical discs.
> </quote>
> I've Win7 & will give one a try later today to see if I can read it on
> Ubuntu.

That would be good, thanks.  I hope that what the quote means is:

It is important to understand that Windows only supports
UDF version 2.01 on Windows 7, Vista, and XP systems.


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