IsoBuster 5.0 Beta Released!

March 3, 2022

Normally we release a Beta version only a few weeks before its final release. IsoBuster 5.0 final is planned for the middle of June, 2022. This time we take a different approach because of the huge changes under the hood.

IsoBuster 5.0 is far from ready, but we need as much feedback as possible, as soon as possible, and the software will certainly benefit from a longer public test cycle.

The massive changes guarantee that IsoBuster will still be relevant in the distant future.

From now on there will be two versions that can be used under the same license. A 32 bit version and a 64 bit version. Any modern system these days is 64 bit and that's the IsoBuster version you should be using as well. For legacy reasons however we will still maintain a 32 bit version as well, for as long as that is possible.

The 32 bit version supports Windows XP and higher (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11)

The 64 bit version supports Windows Vista and higher (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11)

Contrary to normal Beta release notes, which don't change anymore, these release notes are not final and will still change. This is still very much a version in development, and while it certainly works very stable already, things will still change and more functionality will still be added.

So, you can already use this version if you want, we'd certainly like that, because then we benefit from the feedback

Changes / New:

  • 64 bit
  • High DPI scaling and 4K monitor support, crisp display instead of blurry fonts etc.
  • Theme / Style support (Select under Options \ GUI \ Styles). Currently two dark themes and one light theme are supported, but there's an option to use any other compatible VCL-Style out there or you could make your own
  • Panasonic DMR-BWT835 and DMR-BWT730 DVR/PVR support

Improvements:

  • Multiple monitor support
  • LibEWF version 20130416 updated to version 20140608
  • Improved scanning for Panasonic DVR/PVR file systems
  • Panasonic and Pioneer DVR/PVR file/folder name entries are now considered UTF8
  • Plenty of other GUI improvements

Fixes (From IsoBuster 4.9) :

  • Fixed an Exception Error that could happen while parsing certain IFO file systems on DVD
  • Fixed a Stack Overflow (IsoBuster would simply shut down) on highly fragmented files in the UDF file system

Known issues :

  • Overlay icons paint (wrongly) scaled (A compiler issue that hopefully will get resolved but if not we'll work around it)
  • When you set Windows display to 125% or 150%, the TreeView icons scale and don't look good (whereas the ListView icons etc. remain 16x16) (Work in progress)
IsoBuster 5.0 - 64 bit - Dark - Screenshot

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IsoBuster 5.0 - 64 bit - Light - Screenshot

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