Every now and then I see users having database issues with RadioDJ. Then in the next sentence they then mention they are using a remote MySQL database.
Trying to run RadioDJ with a remote database is a really bad idea to start with. All you need is the slightest connection problem or packet loss and bang it will freeze the program.
A database running on the same machine is a lot better for performance among other things. If you need to access the SQL database from outside (i.e request page) then all you need to do is make sure that port 3306 is open on your computer firewall and router.
If you do run RadioDJ with a remote database please don’t start kicking and screaming because something isn’t working right.
The deal is thought to be worth between $5 million and $10 million, with AOL taking a 12% stake of Radionomy in the process. When you consider AOL initially paid around $80 million for Winamp in the first place. Radionomy seem to have got themselves a bargain with this purchase.
What does this mean for the future of both Winamp and Shoutcast? I guess we will have to wait and see. If they decide to start sticking adverts into peoples shoutcast streams It will only mean more people using icecast.
Just been for my daily snoop on the Spacial audio forums and yet again it doesn’t make for good reading.
“I had sent an email to Spacial Audio tech support last week to ask about rolling back to version 4.x.x if for some reason I had a problem with v2014.1 and their reply was: “once (sic) you converted to 2014 you cant rollback to version 4.x.x
This user has already paid for version 4.x.x and is now being told by Spacial Audio support that he cannot use a version of SAM Broadcaster he paid for in the event of him wanting to switch back.
Not only is this bad customer service it is also “dishonest” IMHO!
I wouldn’t mind so much but this comes just a few weeks after Spacial promised to start giving better support.
Goes to show they haven’t changed.
I’ve just come across this comment on Facebook. This guy doesn’t sound to happy.
My message as always:
“Beware Spacial Audio! It seems they don’t give a damn about their customer base and only want you for the $$$ you part with. They have a nasty habit of telling LIES just to sell their shoddy software. Do NOT buy software from Spacial Audio you will regret it”
Instead why not use something like RadioDJ free radio automation software.