Don’t Forget the Sample Rate

Recently started seeing posts from people on the RadioDJ forums saying they couldn’t get the Altacast encoder plugin working.

With an error message that looked like this.

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It then transpired that the users concerned hadn’t entered the “Samplerate” when setting the encoder up.

In order to stream with the newer version of the Altacast plugin for RadioDJ you need to specify a samplerate.

The samplerate is usually set at 22050 or 44100 depending on how you want your stream to sound.

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General rule of thumb: If the stream is 96kbps or below then the samplerate would be 22050 If the stream is 128kbps and above the samplerate should ideally be 44100.

That’s all there is to it just make sure you’ve set your Server iP, port, bitrate, passwords and server type correctly & you should be good to go.

Happy streaming!

RadioDJ Streaming Plugin

The RadioDJ streaming plugin written by Marius will stream to a Shoutcast & Icecast server.

You can find a download of Radio DJ by clicking on the picture below.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(If the link isn’t working for you right click on the picture and “Save Link As”)

How to install the streaming plugin.

Read the full article

SAM Broadcaster Unable to send data fast enough

Anyone who has ever encountered this problem with SAM Broadcaster knows how frustrating it can be when this error message appears in encoders window.

“Unable to send data fast enough Encoding paused until buffer clears”

 

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When the encoders in SAM Broadcaster say “Unable to send data fast enough” It is NOT your internet connection or your computer at fault.

It’s a major flaw in the SAM Broadcaster encoders which has never been addressed.

If you do a search for the subject on the Spacial Audio forums.

The results extend to 28 pages with users being told that it’s a problem with their connection.

When it’s actually the SAM Broadcaster encoders at fault.

SAM Broadcaster Unable to send data fast enough

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We’ve spent long enough testing other standalone encoding software options & they all worked as they should for days and weeks without buffering.

There is an easy solution to this problem.

1) Uninstall Sam Broadcaster from your PC.
2) Download RadioDJ & unzip the RadioDJ folder onto the root of the C:\ drive outside the programs folder.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

3) Install RadioDJ as per These Instructions
4) Then you can install either a standalone encoder or you can install the RadioDJ Streaming Plugin

Hopefully you should have no more buffering issues with your stream.

If you do it might be worth having a word with your ISP support department to smooth out any connection problems with your upload speeds.

Also in the unlikely event of you running into any issues then there’s help available on the RadioDJ Community Forum

If you search the RadioDJ forums you might just find your question has been answered before.

No one should have to put up with the encoders in software buffering on them!

Don’t Stream with Spacial? No support!

Just when I think Spacial Audio support can’t sink any lower I see this on the facebook page for SAM broadcaster.

A user is having issues with the encoders in the latest version of SAM broadcaster 2014 disconnecting on him every 5 minutes.

I’ve written about the Encoders in SAM being dodgy before!

Spacial support have come back to this user and said because he isn’t using their “Streaming” services they can’t help him.

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Does anyone else see the problem here?

The user has stated that his stream host isn’t having any issues. Last time I looked Voscast had a pretty decent uptime.

So it seems yet again the problem lies within SAM Broadcaster and it’s dodgy encoders!

You know the drill by now: Don’t buy SAM Broadcaster or any software product from Spacial Audio.

Don’t Stream with Spacial? No support! when something goes wrong.

SAM Cast Fail

Reading through the Spacial forums this post caught my attention.

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Yet again Spacial seem to be releasing software that isn’t fit for purpose.

They forced people into upgrading to the newer version of SAM Cast just so they could run the newer versions of the software on a new OS.

No software company should do that.

Instead they should make sure their software works on all versions of Windows.

Letting the end user decide what operating system they want to use.

If you need a stand alone encoder then don’t bother with SAM Cast.

It doesn’t support title streaming (Unless you have a degree in programming)

Simplecast was the same that never worked properly either that was prone to crashing without warning as well.

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