Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

DSP encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 4th, 2016
at 13:50 PM Europe/London

Start Your Internet Radio Station With Radiodj

Q: Have you ever wanted to start your own online Internet radio station?

 
Internet radio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice.

Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.

It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station. (Not misleading!)

Yes you heard that right! You can start your Internet radio station for FREE with RadioDJ (Yes it’s really FREE)

You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ is a fully fledged radio studio automation package which once installed and configured works rather well at automating music/jingles/promos, Which of course is what the program was designed to do.

RadioDJ can be left alone for long periods of time to do what it does best.

Follow this link to a easy to follow tutorial on How to setup RadioDJ

You can find some other handy radio software downloads on this page

If you have any issues setting RadioDJ up you can find help on the Community Forums

After you’ve installed RadioDJ you will then need a Shoutcast or Icecast server to stream to.

Shoutcast DNAS server page

You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for “Free Streaming servers”

Alternatively you can pay a Shoutcast/icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month. Do your research on Google and steer clear of hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”

“There is NO such thing as unlimited listener slots! All servers max out their bandwidth/processing power eventually”

 
Make your station unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful online Internet radio station.

Tip: Be patient don’t expect to learn everything within 5 minutes, Like every hobby it will take time to get used to what does what.

Please Note: In order to be Legal in your country of origin you will need a licence to stream music on the Internet.

Happy streaming!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:02 PM Europe/London

Free Program Like Sam Broadcaster

Someone recently did a search for “Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster” on this website.

It’s refreshing to see people searching for alternatives to SAM Broadcaster.

If you want a FREE program like SAM Broadcaster then you need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:40 PM Europe/London

Beware Of Free Radio Automation Software

@Spacial Audio have written a blog post about choosing the right software for running a radio station with.

When it comes to free radio automation software they said this.

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“Beware of Free Radio Automation Software, Free software can often come at a higher cost in the long run, with hidden fees and complex contracts that can be costly if you don’t foresee them”

 
What planet are you on Spacial Audio?

When it comes to FREE radio software such as RadioDJ there are NO catches, No hidden costs and No complex contracts

RadioDJ FREE radio automation software

RadioDJ doesn’t require registration keys or activations in order to unlock the benefits of the program.

“Meanwhile, genuinely free software sometimes does not deliver on expectations, from poor performance to a lack of support when things go wrong”

 
Wrong again! RadioDJ has great performance and stability one user we spoke to on Facebook hasn’t had to restart the program running on his laptop in over 12 months.

We also know of another Ex SAM Broadcaster user who is running 4 stations with RadioDJ with no issues.

RadioDJ free radio automation software has really great support via the community lead forums

It’s YOU who has the distinct “Lack of customer support” Spacial Audio!

Not a month goes by without us seeing some customer of yours complaining on social media that your Support department haven’t replied to their support ticket/query & sometimes it’s taken you over a week to reply to a user having problems with your software.

SAM Broadcaster Sucks

So you can cut that piece of bullshit out for starters.

It really annoys us when the Spacial Audio marketing department try and pull a stunt like this, Because they’re “worried” by the amount of $$$ they’re losing in sales to RadioDJ!

(Over $43,862,702 and 146,698 downloads at the last count)

Everyone knows that RadioDJ is the FUTURE of radio automation software.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download
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Free radio automation software isn’t as BAD as Spacial Audio are trying to make out!

The free alternatives sometimes work far better than the paid for solutions such as SAM Broadcaster/SAM DJ/SAM Cast

You only have to search this website to learn just how bad SAM Broadcaster is as a piece of software.

“We’ve used RadioDJ for around 6 years now and haven’t had any issues with stability or reliability and we haven’t had to pay for any upgrades or new features”

The clue is in the name “RadioDJ FREE radio automation software”

RadioDJ is FREE will remain FREE for the foreseeable future…

Stop telling LIES about free software not being “as good” Spacial Audio it sounds like a desperate bid to make a sale of your software.

People can see through corporate bullshit you know!

You might want to take that blog post down Spacial as it’s full of lies from start to finish.

FREE software isn’t anyone’s enemy!

RadioDJ is completely 100% FREE with No catches despite what Spacial Audio might say…

Update!: A few hours after I posted this blog post it seems Spacial Audio changed the wording of their blog post! If that doesn’t show paranoia nothing does!

Changed Blog post.

Guess you were in the wrong all along eh Spacial?

P.S: Spacial If you’re really struggling to sell your software then maybe you should make SAM Broadcaster FREE and only charge for stuff like SAM Broadcaster Cloud.

(Just a thought)

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 14:00 PM Europe/London

Dumping Sam Broadcaster

I visited the SAM Broadcaster page on Facebook recently and saw this post.

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It seems the person manning the social media accounts for Spacial Audio has since deleted the post.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:30 PM Europe/London

There Is No Malware In Radiodj

We recently heard reports of antivirus programs flagging up the RadioDJ program files as suspicious.

Kaspersky, Avast, Bitdefender, Norton were all flagging up, deleting and quarantining perfectly safe files.

It annoys us when AV software flags up a perfectly safe program as being infected when it isn’t.

We had the same sort of issues with Kaspersky a while back.

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We sent the RadioDJ.exe file to Kaspersky and they came back with this.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:57 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Free Full Version?

The searches we see on the Google analytics dashboard for this blog make us laugh some days.

Others searches make me think I need to do a blog post about that…

“SAM Broadcaster Free Full Version”

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:19 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster The Fisher Price Of Radio Automation?

I saw a tweet a while back about SAM Broadcaster & I have to say it made me laugh out loud.

“SAM Broadcaster is the Fisher Price of radio automation and shouldn’t be used by anybody

 
Personally I think that’s an insult to Fisher Price products at least their record player, radio & tape deck worked!

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:19 PM Europe/London

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