Firebird Database SAM Broadcaster
SAM Broadcaster comes with four different options of database install.
Of the 4 different database options that come with SAM Broadcaster, Firebird appears to be the most unstable database of the four options.
We often see someone complaining that the Firebird database in SAM Broadcaster has crashed on them.
The Firebird database only allows you to load a maximum of 20,000 songs into SAM Broadcaster. So it’s not great if you have a huge music collection.
The MySQL database in SAM Broadcaster doesn’t fare much better as that’s also prone to crashing or becoming corrupted especially if SAM crashes without warning.
The SQL database in RadioDJ is far more stable and lets you load as many songs as you need.
Plus the MySQL server & database in RadioDJ isn’t that difficult to setup.
The database in RadioDJ seems to be a lot more robust and stable. (It’s over 2 years since we last rebuilt of database from scratch)
You can find a tutorial on how to setup an SQL server here.
The Firebird database that comes with SAM Broadcaster just isn’t fit for purpose. It’s just another reason to stop buying software from Spacial Audio.