De laatse versie van IsoBuster dateert alweer van eind verleden jaar, maar Peter van Hove heeft niet stil gezeten. Gisteren is namelijk versie 1.9.1 beta van dit programma uitgekomen. IsoBuster is gespecialiseerd in het lezen van slechte of beschadigde cd's en dvd's, en kan in veel gevallen nog files terughalen die door Windows niet meer worden herkend. Een ander sterk punt van IsoBuster is dat het bijna elk denkbaar cd- of dvd-image formaat kan lezen, zoals *.iso, *.bin, *.img, *.ccd en *.nrg. Het programma is grotendeels gratis, slechts enkele geavanceerde features zijn alleen toegankelijk voor geregistreerde gebruikers. Meer informatie hierover is op deze pagina te vinden. Het changelog van deze release laat de volgende veranderingen zien:
- IsoBuster splash screen, which will stick until the main window is loaded, which can take a while sometimes when a drive is just mounting a 'difficult' disc and is not responding to commands immediately.
- IsoBuster theme in About box.
- Various icon improvements.
- Added option to the GUI (in Options) for administrators to grant low level access to storage devices for other users on the system.
- An object selection is now also available and accessible via the Main Window (File / Selected Object(s))
- Multi-language support in the installer itself.
- Shift+F10 and context menu (between Alt Gr and Ctrl on the right) button click implemented.
- *.NCD (or subsets of *.NCD) image file support.
- The multi-extent icon next to a file or folder is *not* shown anymore by default, after a fresh install, to avoid confusion, set it in the options if required.
- Updated some of the auto recognizing features for Movie DVDs.
- Changed the more-sessions-in-one-track interpreter to also be able to deal with Nero Cmd made discs (they don't have the typical Nero signature)
- Work-around for a particular drive problem (DL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B, or possibly a generation of drives) which caused DVD(+R/W) media not to be mounted OK. Tracks and Sessions were not always correctly identified.
- Improvement to match IBP/IBQ managed image files to actual CDs in certain drives better, has to do with reserved tracks.
- Load read-only (write protect) IBP/IBQ files but put up a dialog warning for the user and allow him/her to unload the image again.
- Addded a dialog for when the IsoBuster.exe has been changed, to warn the user that there might be a virus on the system.
- Filter and replace illegal characters in file names before extraction for all file-systems, not just only for HFS.
- Various internal improvements, staying up to date with drive evolutions.
- Fixed some minor GUI related issues. You probably never noticed.
- Fixed a rare situation where IB could run into an exception error when there is NO file-system layout on the disc.
- Fixed small bug in the HFS file-extension recognition. Not all known extensions were actually assigned.
- Fixed that some files, extracted via the Mac HFS+ file system, were 2KB too large. For most files this is no problem, but for text files some editors would display the extra rubbish at the end which is potentionally annoying.