So the truth is finally out. We now know the reason SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x series won’t work on Windows 8/10.
It would appear SAM Broadcaster is written is Borland/Embarcadero Delphi. A programming language that most developers abandoned years ago.
Most software developers write stuff in C++ now or C# these days, That explains a lot about SAM Broadcaster
It’s also possibly why the program is so prone to crashing and hogging so many system resources.
We always knew there was something about the program being badly designed and thanks to a disgruntled Spacial customer it’s been revealed.
Who on earth uses Borland/Embarcadero Delphi?
It’s almost akin to using Front page for websites.
Our advice to anyone thinking about buying SAM Broadcaster from Spacial Audio is: DON’T DO IT!
You will only be paying Spacial to make even more bad software. Switch to RadioDJinstead.
Radio DJ is free and is written for .NET and works on XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 10 & it doesn’t crash or whinge like SAM Broadcaster does.