Someone tweeted me yesterday to say they were going to try RadioDJ free radio automation software.


Later on I received this tweet.

@DJGaryBaldy After spending time with RadioDJ, it isn’t looking good. Can’t seem to handle loading a large playlist without freezing, takes minutes to load.

Marius the author of the software stated this before on the forums about playlists:

“I don’t recommend you to load a single large playlist because it will slow down the program”

The user went on to mention the number 25,000 in a later tweet regarding loading the playlist into Winamp.

“Our key is a randomized playlist of over 25000 tracks”

If that’s the size of the playlist he was trying to load into RadioDJ at one time then there’s no wonder RadioDJ froze.

At the end of the day it’s down to the processing power of your PC & the amount of connections MySQL can handle, It’s NOT a limitation of RadioDJ!

(We’d imagine other well known automation software would do the same thing if you tried loading a large 25K track playlist into it)

Rather than trying to constantly load huge playlists why not let RadioDJ do what it does best?


We find leaving RadioDJ running on AutoDJ using track rotations is a better way to manage your music, You can choose what genres and what type of music plays at a set time.

We’ve never had RadioDJ crash on us when loading playlists and that’s mainly because we’ve never asked the program to do more than it can handle.

If you really need to use playlists try breaking them down into smaller chunks.

Make playlists in 2 or 4 hour blocks instead & load those playlists via events at the time you want them.

Stop trying to be clever by trying to load huge playlists into RadioDJ otherwise it will cause problems for you.

Don’t say you we’ren’t warned!

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