Originally Posted by jhvance
Where did you grab v4.3.4? The most recent download of the free version at the official website (https://www.isobuster.com/
) is still v4.3, unless you've got the paid-for product and there's a special support webpage for those incremental releases.
Sorry I wasn't clear.
These features are under development so they are being added to the non-public (but available to people who know because of this thread) "alpha" release.
The path to the 4.3.4.05 release (added support for more, including the E100H and EH58 models yesterday)(magnavox 535 and 557 were added last week)
It can be downloaded from here (path
The trial (no license purchased) version that runs in demo mode will be fully functional and detect and list recordings.
The only feature that is disabled until a license key is entered is the actual "extraction" feature.
To actually "Extract" recordings with this "alpha" you need at least the Official 4.x Professional license key. It will work with the 4.x.x alphas.
The Professional license fully activates "all" features.
Since the last offical release 4.x many recorder brands and models have been added and tested. This is above and beyond its normal data recovery and salvage modes. It actually ("understands") the unique file systems on all of these recorders now. So it only reads what it has to.. it does not scan the entire disk. You can read and extract one recording at a time.. or select multiple recordings and extract them all at the same time.
: to be clear.. this is not randomly scanning for "pieces" and then randomly sticking them back together like some free tools.
IB also has Extract and Clone tools which are useful when backing up and restoring Sectors from one hard disk to another. And it can make a full Raw disk image of a hard disk and back it up to file. It can (open) Raw disk images as easily as physical hard disks and treat them exactly as if they were directly attached hard disks for extracting recordings.
This "alpha" phase is not widely tested, it is put out for the purpose of seeking feedback and reports of success or failure on different models that could not be physically tested, but are estimated to work.
Following this "alpha" phase will be a public "beta" phase. And then the official release later this year.
Its very easy to use and intuitive.. however no encryption is being deciphered and no recorder source code is being used to develop support.. its pure discovery and insight and guess work to invent a software method for extracting recordings from each recorder and its variants. There are a ton of differences between each and every brand and model. I think its up to about 50 different models now. But there are definitely some models that it will not work on.. but, if a hard drive is damaged or so twisted up even the recorder won't read it.. IsoBuster may have trouble reading it too.. in those cases it can usually still salvage large pieces of recordings or entire recordings. It has an optional indicator for recordings that are detected as "fragmented" and will tell you where those fragments are upon request.