Sorry I Can’t Do My Show Sam Broadcaster Crashed

While doing my usual bits n pieces recently on Twitter, I came across tweets from a couple of SAM Broadcaster users who had to cancel their live shows because SAM Broadcaster wasn’t working.

“Sorry ya’ll but I cant run my show today because my SAM broadcaster is not working I have to get it fixed”

 
Then there’s this

“Sorry there’s no way I’ll get this fixed in time, SAM Broadcaster won’t cooperate”

 
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Last updated on: April 3rd, 2017
at 13:24 PM Europe/London

You’re Cracking Us Up!!

I’ve written a few posts on this blog pertaining to people looking for SAM Broadcaster keys/cracks/keygens etc…

When I wrote them I had no idea that those posts would take on a life of their own.

SAM Broadcaster cracks searches

As far as I’m aware Spacial Audio don’t seem to think there’s a problem with people wanting pirated versions of their badly written software. Although they do put in several DMCA requests to Google every year.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:01 PM Europe/London

You Don’t Have To Take My Advice

What is it with certain sections of the Internet radio crowd?

We see people complaining weekly on social media that they having problems running/using SAM Broadcaster.

(Nothing new there!)

SAM Broadcaster 2015

When we messaged or tweeted some of those people having issues with SAM Broadcaster to let them know about the better free alternative RadioDJ

Several of the people have come back with comments like this.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:20 PM Europe/London

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station

Time To Create Your Own Internet Radio Station?

Internetradio

Have you ever wanted to stream online? It’s NOT as difficult as you might think to start your own Internet radio station.

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Last updated on: September 25th, 2016
at 09:51 AM Europe/London

The Message Is Getting Through?

I’ve been collating stats again.

I wanted to find out how many people had viewed the “SAM Broadcaster Key” post on this site.

I’ll admit It gave me a shock when I saw the figure.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:46 PM Europe/London

You’re Just Making Stuff Up?

We’ve been accused of “Making up” the problems about SAM Broadcaster…

Nope! we’re not lying or making anything up, things really are as bad as they seem with SAM Broadcaster

The problems documented on this website are just a few of the reasons as to why we think the software isn’t worth the $$$ Spacial Audio charge for it.

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Last updated on: April 27th, 2017
at 16:22 PM Europe/London

Sam Brodcaster Can’t Tell The Time

When it comes to Internet radio we find it’s always best to use .mp3 files ripped at 320kbps CBR (constant bit rate)

You would then expect those files should then show the correct duration in the audio software you are using.

Alas It would appear SAM Broadcaster has issues with the duration of some files.

This user has tried converting and even rerecording the track and the program still shows the incorrect countdown/remaining time.

SAM Broadcaster wrong length on mp3 files

As you can see from the picture below SAM Broadcaster thinks “The Beatles” tracks all have rather long duration times.

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This has been a problem within SAM Broadcaster since the early days (v2.7.7) even with properly ripped .mp3 files.

I’ve found if SAM Broadcaster doesn’t like an .mp3 file it tends to show the time as ??:??

One of the SVS volunteers has even tried to blame it on the users badly ripped .mp3 files.

It’s NOT the way your music files are ripped it’s very much a SAM Broadcaster problem.

I’d imagine it also does this with the other supported file formats.

RadioDJ doesn’t tend to have this issue with properly ripped tracks.

RadioDJ detects and shows the correct duration/time for of all of them.

RadioDJ has a far better track/cue point editor & you can use custom intro/fade out markers.

RadioDJCuePointEdit

This is just another reason to ditch SAM Broadcaster if the program can’t do something as simple as show the correct duration of files.

It’s another problem that the Spacial Audio development team are probably aware of but NOT in a hurry to fix.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:20 PM Europe/London

Radiodj Stable Database

It’s June 2014 since I last decided to rebuild my RadioDJ SQL database from scratch.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

In all the years I’ve been doing Internet Radio this is the longest I’ve gone without having to rebuild a SQL database.

Some of the credit for the stability also needs to go to MariaDB we’ve found it’s a lot more stable and easier to setup than Oracle MySQL.

When I used other automation software I was having to rebuild the database from scratch every other week as it was just so unstable and badly written…

Plus that piece of software didn’t have a backup tool so when the database went wrong you lost all your data which sucked!

The RadioDJ database setup tool takes a daily backup of your MySQL data and is easily restored if the worst should happen.

RadioDJ Database backup tool

TIP: Backup your RadioDJ database to USB pen drive so you don’t lose data should your PC go wrong
“The only issue we’ve had with the database in the last 18 months was after a power cut which caused some of the tables to crash and was easily solved using HeidiSQL to quickly repair them.”

 
Thankfully power cuts don’t happen that often where we live.

Other than that one issue with a power cut the RadioDJ database has been amazingly rock solid & reliable.

IF you haven’t discovered RadioDJ free radio automation software yet what are you waiting for?

RadioDJ is FREE for use by any DJ or radio station anywhere in the world and comes with no nasty hidden fees or catches.

It really is as you see it with no activation’s needed or keys required to unlock the full benefits of the program.

(Click on the logo above to download RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As”)

“If you’ve been having database stability issues with other automation software, MAKE THE SWITCH you’ll be amazed at what FREE & stable radio automation software can do for you and your radio station”

 
It’s a pleasure to use radio automation software when it works as it’s designed.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 21:18 PM Europe/London

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