Software Update: IsoBuster 2.8 Beta

Smart Projects released a new beta release of IsoBuster on Monday. This program specializes in reading bad or damaged CDs and DVDs and in many cases can recover files that are no longer recognized by Windows. Another strong point of IsoBuster is that it can read almost any CD or DVD image format imaginable, including .iso, .bin, .img, .ccd, and .nrg. The program is largely free, only a few advanced features are only accessible to paying users. Exactly what those are is up this page to find. The changelog of this release shows the following changes:


  • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Opening image files
  • Plugin support for IsoBuster: Creating image files
  • Installing and/or loading plugins via the GUI and command line parameters
  • Support for multi-file CUE sheets & PREGAP directive
  • Wave file support when loading multi-file CUE sheets
  • Support for *.RMG Image files


  • Escape sequence in HFS support to deal with HFS bug so that certain HFS file-systems can still be found
  • Add file-extensions only when no file extension is present yet for files in the HFS(+) file system
  • Updated the HFS extensions database
  • Workarounds for buggy ISO9660 file systems created by professional DVD mastering software (affecting commercial DVDs)
  • Improved IFO/VOB file system finding in case of badly mastered Video DVDs
  • Show layer break address
  • Various other GUI improvements


  • Fix so that CD-Text is shown again when present in a CDT file (associated to a CUE file)
  • Fix so that the associated CDT file is also MD5’ed when the entire image file is MD5’ed
  • HFS(+) Fix to find additional file extents (>8) that are referenced from the Overflow file.
  • Fixed possibly incorrectly reported size of VIDEO_TS.VOB in the IFO/VOB file system

IsoBuster screenshot, click on the image for a larger version.

Version number 2.8 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Smart Projects
File sizes 5.16MB – 5.61MB
License type Freeware/Paid