People Are Not Mind Readers

OK so software is never 100% foolproof…

If the worst happens and something should go wrong when installing or configuring software and you ask for help on the software manufacturers forum it might help if you supply details of any error messages or crash reports when you post.

RadioDJ .NET errors usually look like this. Though it’s rare to see one once the software is properly setup.

RadioDJ .NET error

You copy the error message from the “details” window & paste that info onto the forums using the code tags (#) button at the top of the post builder.

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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 08:09 AM Europe/London

I Wish There Was An Alternative To Sam Broadcaster

Just seen someone post this statement on the SAM Broadcaster Cloud Facebook page.

“I genuinely wish there was an alternative to SAM Broadcaster on the market”

 
He can’t have searched the Internet or Google that hard… Otherwise he would have known that there is a 100% FREE alternative that works better than SAM Broadcaster.

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Last updated on: July 6th, 2017
at 14:28 PM Europe/London

Your Sam Broadcaster Subscription Has Expired?

Over the last couple of years now Spacial audio have gone with a subscription based model for the newer versions of SAM Broadcaster. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say…

“However should your subscription run out part way through the year, You are left stuck with the last version of SAM Broadcaster your subscription was eligible for & you would need to pay out $$$ all over again to upgrade to the latest version”

 
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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

The Future Of Streaming: Only For The Rich?

I’ve been reading a few articles this past few weeks to do with Internet radio royalty fees going up for stations on the Internet.

>> This being one of them <<

Some station owners are paying as little as $23.50 a month to licence their streams at the moment and it’s those broadcasters who are going to be affected by any rise in royalty payments.

Under the WSA which expires this year the SoundExchange portion of royalties would be around $60-$90 a month.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:32 PM Europe/London

Winamp And Shoutcast Now Owned By Vivendi

I saw a post on the Winamp/Shoutcast forums this morning. It would appear Winamp and Shoutcast are now partly owned by a company called Vivendi.

“Winamp is back… in the hands of a major corporation: Vivendi has acquired a 64.4 percent stake in Radionomy, the European online radio services company that owns Winamp and Shoutcast as well as the online radio ad marketplace Targetspot.

 
Vivendi owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion.

You can read more about this story at the following links.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

Now You Really Are Taking The Piss Spacial Audio

I saw SAM Broadcaster v2015.5 was available for download this morning.

So I downloaded it from my usual source. Haven’t had chance to test it properly yet but I’d imagine it’s just as unstable as v2015.4 was.

SAM Broadcaster 2015.5

I can’t help but notice that the “read me” changelog only lists one change (again)

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Last updated on: October 23rd, 2016
at 10:18 AM Europe/London

Stop Trolling Me!

Just a friendly reminder: If you’re going to attempt to troll me on social media or the internet get “your” facts straight first!

Troll Mad

I’m getting a little bit fed up with people having a go at me because of my views & experiences with a certain piece of software.

Just because SAM Broadcaster hasn’t caused you any problems, it doesn’t mean other people had the same smooth experience.

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Last updated on: October 23rd, 2016
at 10:24 AM Europe/London

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