Live365 Closes, So What Next?

The 31st of January 2016 will go down in history as a dark day for Internet radio when Live365 closes down.

The closure of such a big player in the streaming industry is going to leave 1000’s of Internet radio stations/broadcasters without a licensed stream.

It was Live365 that sparked my interest in Internet radio way back in 1999/2000 time.

I listened to a lot of different stations via dial-up some I enjoyed some I didn’t.

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Last updated on: August 21st, 2016
at 09:25 AM Europe/London

SAM Broadcaster No1 Selling Radio Automation Program?

Spacial Audio have had something of a monopoly when it comes to Internet radio software.

Over the last 17 years or so people wanting to run an Internet radio station have generally only had 1 option and that was to pay $$$ for radio automation software.

SAM Broadcaster may well have been the No1 selling radio automation program.

SAM Broadcaster v1.3

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Last updated on: August 24th, 2016
at 14:21 PM Europe/London

Winamp Feature Req: Smart Crossfade

A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.

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“Smart crossfade analyses the playlist and determines if the songs are in increasing sequential track order from the same album. If they aren’t (like in most random mixes) user defined crossfading is used”

 

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Radiocaster 2.4.0

I saw there had been an update for Radiocaster the stand alone encoding software from DJSoft.

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I downloaded and installed it to do a few tests again. Not much appears to have changed really since I last tested version 2.3.0.

The demo still has the annoying “Stream encoded by Radiocaster” popping up every few minutes.

We can’t really test something that puts audio over the stream now can we?

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Last updated on: October 4th, 2016
at 13:30 PM Europe/London

Non-profit internet radio station?

Do you run a community radio station online without looking to make money from it? Are you a not for profit or community led Internet radio station?

Community / not for profit radio stations:

  • Community radio stations are a type of station which does not have any adverts,
  • Is funded by investors,
  • Is run by volunteers,
  • Is influenced, owned by and operated in the community they serve

We believe that radio automation software shouldn't have to cost you the earth.

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Endless Buffering with SAM Broadcaster Cloud

Just seen a post on the Spacial forums from a user using SAM Broadcaster Cloud to stream in Second Life.

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He appears to be suffering with those dreaded “buffering” issues with the SAM Broadcaster Cloud broadcast control.

SAM Broadcaster Cloud Buffering.

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Last updated on: November 21st, 2016
at 10:51 AM Europe/London

SAM Broadcaster Product Activation Key

Are you one of those people on the Internet looking for a “SAM Broadcaster Product Activation Key”?

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We find it truly staggering just how many people look for ways to crack/pirate SAM Broadcaster

Not a day goes by without us seeing someone somewhere searching on Google Analytics for pirated/cracked versions of Spacial Audio software.

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Last updated on: March 21st, 2017
at 10:57 AM Europe/London

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