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InfinaDyne is a small software company outside of Chicago. It was started in 1996 and has focused on CD and DVD related software since then. InfinaDyne has products for both computer forensic professionals and consumers. Our distribution has been built since 1996 with quality products and dedicated customer service. Today, our products are now distributed to over 50 countries with consumer, commercial and government customers. Agencies such as the FBI, US Navy, and the RCMP to name a few. Commercial customers like KPMG, Lockheed Martin and Hewlett Packard. After intensive analysis, our products were selected because of their effectiveness, and ease of use. They will work in the same way for you.
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CD/DVD Inspector 4.0
CD/DVD Inspector 4.0 is the professional software tool for intensive analysis and extraction of data from CD and DVD media. This software is tailored for data recovery technicians, forensic examiners, and law enforcement professionals requiring tools for extracting information from optical media.

All the features of 3.0 plus the following and more:

  • Thumbnail view of files.
  • Expanded file properties showing many more file data items.
  • New disc map with single-sector resolution allowing for more detailed information to be displayed.
  • New reporting facility allows for user-defined reports with over 50 different columns to be selected from.
  • Ability to output any report to HTML, direct to print, text file, or CSV.
  • Notable files allowing individual files to be selected for reporting or inclusion as links at the end of an HTML report.
  • Remote Status Monitor - track long running tasks easily. Consolidated media error report.
  • Support for reading E01 image files.
  • Dynamic creation of files from space identified by the disc map as not containing files.
  • Open files with double-click. List of file extensions which can be opened in this manner is controlled through the Preferences dialog.
  • Camera feature for Robotic Loader allows multiple drives to be used.

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CD/DVD Inspector reads all major CD and DVD filesystem formats including ISO-9660, Joliet, UDF, HFS and HFS+. When the disc being examined contains more than a single filesystem, all filesystems found are displayed. Multiple filesystems are present for hybrid Macintosh/PC discs as well as for discs that are produced by DirectCD and other packet-writing software. DVD Video discs include both the UDF and ISO-9660 filesystem as well.

Reports are available to describe the contents of a disc in several formats:

By folder, with and without MD5 hash information
By file name, with and without MD5 hash information.
Files with MD5 hash information.
An export format similar to the Hashkeeper hash set format. This can then be used to import hash information into other software.
Image detail report listing all images found on a disc in HTML format.
Image selection report with selected images in HTML format.

Additionally, CD/DVD Inspector loads a Hashkeeper hash set and compares it to the contents of a disc. This enables the rapid marking of files as containing content to be examined further or excluding files which belong to a hash set of common files.

Now available - Robotic Loader Extension. This is the tool to automate your handling of the massive quantities of CD and DVD evidence that is being collected.


Supports creation of ZIP images from media.
Contains all files, even those not part of the directory structure (deleted or damaged)
One-step image collection from otherwise inaccessible CD or DVD discs.
No other forensic tool supports this directly.

Supports DVD Media Recovery
Support all forms of DVD media. In order to read DVD+R and DVD+RW discs, a DVD device that supports this media format is necessary.
MD5 Hash Capabilities
For users familiar with Hashkeeper hash sets, CD/DVD Inspector generates a hash set from the files on an otherwise unreadable CD or DVD. Also, it will compare a hash set to files on such discs.

File scanning
Inaccessible discs files can be searched using scan specification syntax, including regular expressions.

Built-in Image Viewer
This tool identifies files containing graphic content (ART, BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) independent of the file extension.
Supports RAW images from over 125 different digital cameras.

Low-level sector examination and scanning
Displays sectors in hexadecimal and character. It also scans all sectors of a disc for particular data For example, it locates an email address on a disc regardless of what file the mail may be in. This searches the complete disc, not just areas identified as belonging to files.

Data pane
Allows direct examination of the contents of files on the disc from the main window. The information can be displayed in either character or hexadecimal/character form. The data pane can be resized and scrolled as needed.

Disc Memory and Checkpoint

This feature eliminates lengthy re-discovery of the discs contents. Additionally, it allows for interruption of a disc examination and then resumption of that same examination at a later time. This is useful as some disc examinations can be lengthy, often taking more than 12 hours.

Intensive UDF File Examination
Locates files that have been dropped from the directory structure. This is a common occurrence for UDF format discs with current software. This examination is done automatically when errors are detected in the directory structure that may have caused files to be lost. It can also be manually requested when needed to recover files that have been deleted.

Expanded Retry Capabilities
Permits users to select the level of automatic retries performed whenever a data error is encountered. This can make otherwise unreadable data sectors readable again. This allows the user to balance examination speed with thoroughness.

Improved reporting capabilities
Multiple report formats for documenting the contents of a disc
By folder, with and without MD5 hash information
By file name, with and without MD5 hash information.
Files with MD5 hash information.
An export format similar to the Hashkeeper hash set format. This can then be used to import hash information into other software.

CD Text, ISRC and RID Audio Disc Display.
CD Text contains album, track and artist names on Sony and home-produced music CDs.
ISRC is the acronym for International Standard Recording Code. Itis a code used to identify the recording studio and publisher of a music track.
RID is the acronym for Recorder Identification. It is written to music CDs recorded on standalone CD recorders used with audio systems.


Evaluation version of CD/DVD Inspector available for qualified law enforcement and forensic users. Please contact Fulcrum to request an evaluation.
Try out CD/DVD Diagnostic - it does not have many of the analysis features of CD/DVD Inspector, but can be useful to evaluate.
Download the user manual - requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or later.


Fully compatible with Windows 95 through Windows XP. We strongly recommend Windows 2000 or Windows XP for this product.

Delivery Format

This product is sold with a USB hardware key and requires physical shipment.


Previously, InfinaDyne has had a policy of “upgrade pricing” where a customer of a previous version of a product could get a reduced price for upgrading to a newer version.  This has ended and Software Assurance can now be purchased annually.

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