Have you ever read through the EULA (End user licence agreement) when it comes to SAM Broadcaster?
(Most people haven’t)
I can’t help but notice how Spacial make it difficult to use their software if you are a terrestrial broadcaster. You’d be pretty amazed at the restrictions Spacial Audio do actually place on the their software.
Especially on a normal copy of SAM Broadcaster Pro ($299).
(Section 2e) The software may not be used to transport and stream any terrestrial radio broadcasts and/or communication.
If SAM Broadcaster Pro cannot be used for terrestrial purposes why does it have built in FM broadcasting capabilities via a PCI card?
So it would appear you can’t do much with a copy SAM Broadcaster Pro apart from Internet radio.
God forbid you should want to run more than 2 stations at a time. Spacial Audio don’t like you doing that either!
“You are only licensed to stream one station per SAM Broadcaster Pro licence”
If you want to use SAM Broadcaster to broadcast over terrestrial AM/FM signals.
Then Spacial Audio will ask you to hand over $699 for the studio edition of the program.
That is a lot of money for a radio station owner to part with. There is no way on earth that SAM Broadcaster is worth near on $700.
Yet again there is a simple FREE solution to this.
Use RadioDJ radio automation software instead.
RadioDJ has fewer restrictions and is FREE for use by any radio station or DJ anywhere in the world.
You can run RadioDJ where you want, when you want & run as many instances of the program that you require.
Without having to stump up any $$$ whatsoever!
Think about it! Why bother shelling out $$$ for software that isn’t always guaranteed to work and could cause you all sorts of legal nightmares if you use it for something other than what it states in the EULA (End User Licence agreement)?
It would appear that Spacial audio restrict what you can do with the software even further with the SAM broadcaster Pro EULA Licence.
You can only run 1 station per licence with SAM Broadcaster. Which means if you have more than 1 station on the go the cost is going to rack up significantly!
Running 3 stations would equal $897 even before you shell out for hosting and streaming.
This is really money for old rope.
Even after shelling out the $$$ for SAM Broadcaster you still don’t actually own the program. Spacial do.
Save yourself the headaches of SAM Broadcaster and its EULA licence restrictions by using RadioDJ Instead.
You are freely allowed to use RadioDJ for as many stations you want to use it for. Without any restrictions in the licence agreement.
I know of several users who have more than 1 station running successfully with RadioDJ.
Yet another reason you shouldn’t pay Spacial Audio for SAM Broadcaster.
Spacial I think you know what you can do with your SAM Broadcaster Pro EULA Licence!