I saw a post on the Winamp/Shoutcast forums this morning. It would appear Winamp and Shoutcast are now partly owned by a company called Vivendi.
“Winamp is back… in the hands of a major corporation: Vivendi has acquired a 64.4 percent stake in Radionomy, the European online radio services company that owns Winamp and Shoutcast as well as the online radio ad marketplace Targetspot.
Vivendi owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion.
You can read more about this story at the following links.
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.
Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.
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.
“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”