Why I Hate Sam Broadcaster!

Q: Why do I dislike SAM Broadcaster?

SAM2Broadcaster

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.

It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure the program after a crash. I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer

How wrong I was!

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Last updated on: June 13th, 2017
at 13:04 PM 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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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 08:04 AM Europe/London

Spacial Audio Has No Record Of My Licence

Just seen another post on the Spacial Audio – SAM Broadcaster forums from the same user who was having unacceptable activation problems

The Spacial Audio support department has now told this user that they cannot find a record of their licence for SAM Broadcaster.

They provided this screenshot & You can clearly see from the picture that they have a genuine licence for SAM Broadcaster.

SAM-2014-Licence

“Now I am told via the Help Desk, Spacial has no record of my licence”

 
Maybe Spacial Audio need a better filing system?

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Last updated on: May 24th, 2017
at 12:04 PM Europe/London

Streaming Problems With Listen2Myradio

Search term used on Google analytics…

“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: June 5th, 2017
at 15:43 PM Europe/London

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.

SAMActivationScreen

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:33 PM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: September 22nd, 2016
at 08:43 AM Europe/London

Spacial Discontinue Sam Broadcaster Mac

So I’m doing my usual bits and pieces on the Internet this morning and I see this tweet.

SAM Broadcaster Mac Discontinued

It’s been less than 12 months since they released the “Crossover” version of SAM Broadcaster for Mac.

I predicted it was going to be an unmitigated disaster when I heard they’d ported over SAM Broadcaster (Windows) to the Mac using Crossover.

It would appear I was right again.

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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 08:05 AM Europe/London

Radiodj & Mssql?

This search term appeared on my stats over the past few days.

“RadioDJ & Mssql”

 
I guess by now the person who made that search will realise that RadioDJ only works with MySQL

Unlike SAM Broadcaster which has 4 different database options. The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple.

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Last updated on: June 20th, 2017
at 17:21 PM Europe/London

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