When I see someone post on the Spacial Audio forums about a problem they’re having with SAM Broadcaster.
You can guarantee that the problem has been posted about before.
The list of problems & bugs that exist within SAM Broadcaster is endless.
Today I saw a post from someone stating that “SAM Broadcaster 2015.2 had stopped playing songs” on their Windows 2008 server.
SAM not playing songs is nothing new, It happened quite frequently when we used the software. SAM Broadcaster has always been one of those programs you had to keep an eye on to make sure it was still working and hadn’t crashed.
SAM Broadcaster not playing songs is well documented on the Spacial forums. It has been a major issue within the software since the days of the 2.x.x versions.
It was also the main reason we ditched SAMBC for RadioDJ way back in January 2011.
SAM also has trouble loading tracks into the queue at times and that’s down to the dreaded “Clockwheel Failure Bug”.
When the clockwheel failure bug strikes SAM Broadcaster appears to only want to play station ID’s over and over.
The fact this problem is still happening to users in the latest 2015 versions of SAM Broadcaster should be ringing alarm bells with anyone planning on purchasing the program. Spacial Audio don’t seem interested in fixing bugs like this.
This isn’t a problem we hear anyone having with RadioDJ radio automation software.
Once RadioDJ is Installed and has enough music files to pick from using a track rotation, It will work for days/weeks without anyone needing to keep an eye on it.
We know of one user who went 6 months between reboots of the PC running RadioDJ.
If your copy of SAM Broadcaster decides it doesn’t want to play any songs, Then we reckon you ought to switch to RadioDJ.
You shouldn’t have any issues getting RadioDJ to stream your tunes & you won’t have to constantly check to see if it’s still loading & playing songs.
The best part about RadioDJ is it’s 100% FREE for use by any DJ or radio station in the world (No catches or hidden fees)
Who knows one day Spacial Audio will start coding their software properly, so It does what it’s supposed to and that’s “automate” music.