SAM Broadcaster vs RadioDJ which piece of software wins?
Someone asked me to do a comparison between the 2 pieces of software a while back.
SAM Broadcaster Pro/Studio (Streaming Audio Manager) Price: $299/$699
Requires Online Activation: Yes
Requires Registration Keys: Yes
Supported OS: XP/Vista/7/8/10 (Older 4.x.x versions won’t work on Windows 8/10)
Supported File types: mp3/wma/ogg/flac/m4a/aac/wav
Streaming: Built in encoders
Supported Databases: MySQL/Firebird/PostgreSQL/MS SQL
Stability: Very poor reliability with SAM Broadcaster (Users frequently report the program crashes or freezes without warning)
Ease of use: Can be difficult to setup & there are complicated (PAL) scripts to learn.
Support: After you buy the product there is very poor customer service
Restrictions: You can only run 1 online radio station per SAM Broadcaster licence also with certain versions of SAM you can only stream to one service.
RadioDJ (Free Radio Automation Software) Price: $0.00 FREE/Gratis
Requires Online Activation: No
Requires Registration Keys: No
Supported OS: XP/Vista/7/8/10 (Works great on Windows 10)
Supported File Types: mp3/wma/ogg/flac/m4a/wav/ac3 (other formats can be added by using BASS add-ons from un4seen.com)
Streaming: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming can be done via a plugin or alternatively you can use a stand alone encoding program.
Supported Databases: MySQL (The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple)
Stability: RadioDJ can run for weeks and sometimes months without requiring a restart.
Ease of Use: Once setup RadioDJ is easy to use, like most software it can take time to get used to what the program does.
Support: If you run into an issue with RadioDJ you can get great support on the Community Forums
Restrictions: NONE! You can use the software where you want when you want.
So there you have it. We’ve compared the 2 pieces of software just as someone asked us to.
We still come to the same conclusion everytime.
Actually did we need to write a blog post to tell people that?
Also despite Spacial Audio’s claims about free radio automation software RadioDJ is 100% FREE (NO hidden fees or catches)
RadioDJ is available for use by any DJ or radio station anywhere in the world, You can run multiple stations/streams from the same PC alongside virtual audio cables if you so desire.
There have been over 100,000 downloads of RadioDJ v1.8.2.
P.S: Can we just dispel a MYTH about RadioDJ free radio automation software?
The person who wrote that statement was Wrong! RadioDJ isn’t full of bugs it’s quite a stable & incredibly reliable program!
234 days was the up-time for one RadioDJ user (That’s approx 7.5 months)
RadioDJ has been really reliable & stable in the 5+ years we’ve used the software. It has NEVER let us down & it’s certainly not crashed during a live show.
It’s always been a problem with the PC/Hardware or Windows updates that meant a restart of the program.
Once setup and working RadioDJ will work as an automation program should.
Make the switch to RadioDJ today you’ll be glad you did!