Current Release: 03.02
About the 3.2 Release
The primary driver for this release was to add support for Three Additional Video and Frame Types
Flash Video The second most common static video file format used on the Internet is now supported
by Image Surfer Pro! A custom Shockwave Flash video player is provided with your Image Surfer Pro installation
which is used on generated webpages to embed video playback of these files.
Windows Media Files All the file formats normally associated with the Windows Media Player are also
now supported! This provides great legacy website support. While most of these file formats have faded from
use and were rarely embedded into websites directly, we would not have felt right without providing full support
for these legacy formats that helped bring about the video revolution.
Shockwave Flash Files These active objects are used all over the web for any number of purposes, one of
which is to embed video playback in websites. While we fully expect the MP4 video tag to directly replace this use,
we know that it will take some time. Most browsers are planning to phase out support for SWF files, but while it
remains, Image Surfer Pro will support legacy websites using this form of video playback.
The release also includes these important features:
Full 64bit Enhanced Protected Mode support Recent changes in Windows10 and IE11 have
made it possible for us to once again fully support Enhanced Protected Mode and for IE11 to be
configured to use the 64bit version of Image
Forced Splitting Best Match Conflict This conflict between the 2.1 Best Match feature and
the 3.1 Forced Splitting was not seen by most users, but for those that did encounter the issue,
having it fixed was critical. We also added a user configuration to turn Forced Splitting on and
off as well (though the problem is fully addressed even if the feature is turned on).
Speed! Starting with the 3.0 release, things started to slow down dramatically. The extra HTML
processing as well as support for multiple file times in the object model began to drag Image Surfer Pro
processing down. We have reworked much of the core processing to take advantage of lessons learned as
well as changed how task progress is measured. The result is greatly increased file merging and HTML
Complete release details for all releases are available on these
Release Notes pages.
The following list of items describes the set of issues which are known
to exist in the current release.
Some Flash Videos Not Displaying Correctly. If the hosting URL has special
characters such as "&" or "," the HTML generated to display the video is incorrect and
the embeded flash video object will not correctly access the video content.
Not all video is supported. while most types of video are now supported there are
specific ways of embedding video on websites which Image Surfer Pro can not support. Please refer
to the Videos section of our Frequently Asked Questions for
more details of what is not supported.
Directed Search reports insufficient memory. In some of our testing of this release
we have occasionally found sites that when submitted to a directed search has caused this error. The
result is a message from IE stating and "error with the page caused IE to reload the page". When this
happens the Image Surfer Pro directed search stops and the task progress window is orphaned. We have
been unable to determine how the memory is being consumed. Even when we remove any our processing
other than simply navigating from page to page the same errors can occur. We will continue to
investigate this issue in future releases.
Sudden appearance/disappearance of ISP Window when running IE11 on Windows8 or later the browser
occasionally creates a new set of browser and extension windows and will switch between these windows at
unexpected times. This can cause a context switch between and instance of ISP with data and one without
any data - or even cause the window to appear and disappear without you clicking the short cut button etc.
Usually if you browse backwards you will return to a state where your data was present and you can save
the collection then use the recent file list to reload it when it disappears. We have been unable to
convince Microsoft this issue exists as part of their window cacheing strategy or to address the issue.
Directed Search Error This happens rarely and the root cause has not been determined.
Occasionally when you process an ISP Form with "search boxes" checked, you will get an error indicating
Vista Gripper may not have stared correctly and may need to be stopped manually or the system rebooted. In
most cases, simply re-processing the form a second time will work and the Vista Gripper is not actually
hung, but the communication interface between ISP and Vista Gripper failed. Closing the browser window
will clear things up in almost all cases. This has only been observed with IE11 on Windows8 and later.
doesn't always have the expected result on web pages
There are many different ways to encode images, videos, frames, and link information on a webpage. We've
tried to be consistent with the most common way of encoding the information. However some pages purposefully
hide the source and link information. Frames are particularly difficult or impossible to host from a
generated webpage and it is not unusual for the Frame Table of an ISP Form to have seemingly blank
will probably never work on all pages. If you have a particular page you feel should work but doesn't,
please let us know.
I cannot visualize fusker collections of files from my local computer.
This is an issue with how Internet Explorer 8 and later treat extension bars
when IE is running in protected mode and/or user access control
is turned on in the operating system. In these conditions, the files generated
by the low integrity toolbar extensions are marked as possible security threats
and not allowed to access files in the "trusted region" of the computer's network.
This means the webpages generated by Image Surfer Pro in these conditions can
not access the image files on your computer. No work around for this situation
has been found as of yet.
Up Coming Content:
With video now fully supported, we hope to introduce some video content of our own. Specifically we
hope to host video versions of our current static tutorials. This should make it easier to understand
the benefits and ease of using Image Surfer Pro. Keep an eye on our news feed for these new videos!
Next Release Date: Mid 2018
The next release is planned to be a minor release (03.03). The release will finish our support for
multiple media file types with some basic clean up, a few more user configurations for flexibility.
The release will be staged such that any issues related to the 3.2 release may also be included.
A few features being developed for this release, with more to come as the release progresses!
- Regular Expression Replace Text
- Hooks to make searching Raw Frames for media sources in directed searches
- Separating control of Shockwave and Raw frame collection
- Bundling of fusked flash videos into a play list for the Image Surfer Pro Flash Video Player
Next Major Release: Late 2018 to Mid 2019
The Image Surfer Pro staff is currently working on the following features for
our upcoming releases. Make sure to check back often to get your copy as soon as
it is available!
Improved Fusker Collection Tree
Several important features to help you manage large fusker collections which have become even
more relevant with the inclusion of Frames as the URLs for Tube Sites are often clustered in
a single URL path with meaningless GUID file names.
- Alias strings for tree entries to help you identify the content
- Boxes will allow you to group entries for easier access
- Segment description - allowing you to say whatever you want about the tree branch
- Segment Tagging - mark related material with a set of tags you define
Features to let you change the way visualization files look (such as adding backgrounds, colors,
links, etc.) and possibly new visualization types.
You can always use the
button on the Image Surfer Pro toolbar to access the user manual for the version of software
you have installed.
The "Manual" tab at the top of the each Image Surfer Pro webpage will always access the user's
manual for the latest version of software.
If you would like to take a look at the user's manual for a later or earlier version of the
software use any of the following links:
Frequently Asked Questions
This link will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have a
question which is not answered here, please drop us an email so we can provide
the support you need.
See if your question is in the Frequently Asked Questions
Still need some guidance on how to use your new Image Surfer Pro Fusker Software? Checkout the tutorials
for examples and walkthroughs of Image Surfer Pro's powerful fusker features. These tutorials may also be
accessed through the Tutorials tab on the menu above.
Walk through examples of the Image Surfer Pro features in the tutorials.
Have a specific question you can't seem to find the answer to? Drop us a line and we'll do our best to answer
any question you might have!
Send a direct email to Support@ImagesurferPro.com
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