When you pay out hundreds of $$$ for radio automation software or cloud based automation solutions you would expect them to work without issues while doing a live show wouldn’t you?Unfortunately that isn’t the case with SAM Broadcaster… Read the full article
Last updated on: March 26th, 2017 at 16:40 PM Europe/London
A: “I could never get through a radio show without something going wrong with the software. Whether it be the program crashing/freezing or the encoders buffering on me. Nothing ever worked as it should”
It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure the program. I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer, How wrong I was!
Over the last couple of years now Spacial audio have gone with a subscription based model for the newer versions of SAM Broadcaster. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say…
“However should your subscription run out part way through the year, You are left stuck with the last version of SAM Broadcaster your subscription was eligible for & you would need to pay out $$$ all over again to upgrade to the latest version”
I’ve written a few posts on this blog pertaining to people looking for SAM Broadcaster keys/cracks/keygens etc…
When I wrote them I had no idea that those posts would take on a life of their own.
As far as I’m aware Spacial Audio don’t seem to think there’s a problem with people wanting pirated versions of their badly written software. Although they do put in several DMCA requests to Google every year.
It seems a user was getting this error message as he was trying to add large amounts of music into SAM Broadcaster.
Message in Event log. Unhandled Exception (thread Creation Error Not enough storage available to process this command)
This SAM Broadcaster user sounds like he only managed to get 58,000 tracks of 88,000+ imported into SAM Broadcaster then the program wouldn’t let him add anymore.
The guy has even tried a computer reboot and still cannot get tracks imported into SAM Broadcaster without the program crashing on him.
“Well I added a few more SAM Froze again (same error) I then rebooted my PC now I cannot do Tools->Maintenance->Verify songs as SAM Freezes part way through with a “stopped responding” message”
Apparently the guys on Stack-overflow say this is a Delphi problem with Heap Size exceeded.
“The storage referred to is NOT the hard disk storage but the available heap memory available to the SAMBC.exe process. It’s not even about any system-wide memory exhaustion, but a process limit. Not sure if there are any other scenarios where this might happen or how SAM Broadcaster looks internally (except that it was written in Delphi) This sounds like a memory leak error and only Spacial Developers could fix that.
So it’s another major bug that has never been addressed within SAM Broadcaster? At least that’s how I read it.
I’ve not heard of anyone having trouble loading large amounts of music into other radio software and it’s database.
The SQL database in SAM Broadcaster has always been dodgy anyway.
It’s not the first time I’ve heard of someone struggling to load a large amount of tracks into the program.
This user could have his library imported with very little hassle if he switched to RadioDJ
RadioDJ free radio automation software
I’ve never heard of RadioDJ suffering with huge memory leaks while importing music.