Configuring the Windows firewall

Configuring your firewall

If you’re just running RadioDJ with no webpage linked to the RadioDJ database, then you probably don’t want to add any exceptions to your firewall.

If you’re using a request system and need this extra functionality, you’ll first of all need to make sure your web host has the right ports open. Without this, there’s no point proceeding any further on this article. Check the database utility > Database installation tab. You’ll see the IP address of your server in the MySQL Server box. If there’s a colon followed by more numbers at the end, this is your port number. If there’s no colon, you’re probably using the default port 3306.

You’ll also need to configure port forwarding on your router as well, google the manufacturer’s instruction manual for this bit.

Now for the easy part, configuring the firewall.
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Last updated on: January 16th, 2016
at 11:36 AM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: January 16th, 2016
at 12:04 PM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: January 16th, 2016
at 12:10 PM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: October 2nd, 2016
at 09:23 AM Europe/London

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.

SAMBuild58

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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Streaming problems with Listen2MyRadio

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“Audio streaming problems with Listen2myradio”

 

I’ve written before about the free streaming service from Listen2My Radio not being up to the job.

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Last updated on: January 24th, 2016
at 21:41 PM Europe/London

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