So What You Gonna Promise Us This Time?

Just seen the January 2016 news letter from Spacial Audio.

So in the words of Take That “What you gonna promise us this time?”

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Well it doesn’t look like they are promising anything much this time around.

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Last updated on: May 29th, 2017
at 08:02 AM Europe/London

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: March 26th, 2017
at 21:10 PM 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: March 26th, 2017
at 21:10 PM Europe/London

Quickly Re-Enable All Tracks (RadioDJ)

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: July 19th, 2017
at 17:31 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.

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: December 8th, 2017
at 13:43 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.

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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.

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“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

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

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