Starting or restarting SQL

How to quickly start MySQL

sql-stoppedFrom time to time, for whatever reason, SQL might not start when you boot your computer, and the first thing you know about it is this message when you try and start RadioDJ.

To resolve this you can usually just start the service manually:

  1. Select Start > Search (or Run) > services.msc
  2. Tip: On Windows 8.1/10 right click the start button and select run > services.msc
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Quickly re-enable all tracks

How to re-enable all your tracks

If you store your music on an external hard drive, and accidentally fire up RadioDJ with the drive unplugged, this won’t cause a problem unless you also start playing, and you’ll quickly end up with a lot of disabled tracks.

This can easily be resolved with the database utility and a short SQL script.

One word of caution, this will re-enable all tracks, including any you’ve manually disabled.
  1. Open the database utility and take a quick backup (as we’re updating your database directly)
  2. Select the Run SQL Query tab and paste the following into the top section

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Why I Hate SAM Broadcaster!

Q: Why do I dislike SAM Broadcaster?

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A: “I could never get through a radio show without something going wrong with the software. Whether it be the program crashing/freezing or the encoders buffering on me. Nothing ever worked as it should”

 
It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure the program. I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer, How wrong I was!

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58,000 Builds and still NOT one that works properly

I clicked on “about” from the help menu in the last version of SAM Broadcaster 2015.5 to find out what build number they were up to.

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There have been 58,738 builds of SAM Broadcaster in all its various guises since it was first released 17 years ago.

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SAM Broadcaster Unacceptable Activation Error

Did one of my regular visits to the Spacial Audio forums just to see what the latest posts/gripes from customers were.

“I find these activation errors with this software absolutely ridiculous”

 
A long time advocate of SAM Broadcaster seems to be getting rather annoyed with the way the program activation server says they have already exceeded their activation limit.

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Vigilante Stream Monitoring Group?

With everything that’s gone on this past few weeks in regards to the new Licence fee rate hikes.

It’s no surprise that some online stations have decided to go off air because of the costs involved.

I’ve just had this brought to my attention on a broadcasting forum.

There is a group of ex US broadcasters that were forced off the air because of the hike in royalty rates, and these people have decided to form a vigilante stream monitoring group.

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