Winamp And Shoutcast Now Owned By Vivendi

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.

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Last updated on: 26th March 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

Now You Really Are Taking The Piss Spacial Audio

I saw SAM Broadcaster v2015.5 was available for download this morning.

So I downloaded it from my usual source. Haven’t had chance to test it properly yet but I’d imagine it’s just as unstable as v2015.4 was.

SAM Broadcaster 2015.5

I can’t help but notice that the “read me” changelog only lists one change (again)

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Last updated on: 23rd October 2016
at 10:18 AM Europe/London

Ideas For Cheap Microphones?

This is a question somebody asked on the RadioDJ forums earlier today.

“Please could all of you give me some good ideas on cheap microphones I can use with radio DJ that will link into the soundcard of my tower”

 
We’re guessing this guy wants to just be able to plug a cheap microphone straight into his computer and have the audio from that go through RadioDJ

I posted awhile back about people wanting a Microphone input in RadioDJ to bypass the need for a mixer.

Some people seem to think the Input button in RadioDJ is for a microphone. That’s not what the input button in RadioDJ is for…

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Last updated on: 26th March 2017
at 23:01 PM Europe/London

Whose Blog Is It Anyway?

OK People in the world of Internet radio can you all do me a huge favour?

Stop telling me what to think/post/write on this website and even social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

I’m getting royally fed up of people having a go at me because of my dislike for a certain piece(s) of software.

It’s all getting a bit boring when trolls start hiding behind their keyboards to dish out abuse and vitriol.

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Last updated on: 2nd March 2018
at 15:38 PM Europe/London

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station

Time To Create Your Own Internet Radio Station?

Internetradio

Have you ever wanted to stream online? It’s NOT as difficult as you might think to start your own radio station.

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Last updated on: 15th February 2018
at 09:42 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Mac SQL Problems

SAM Broadcaster for the Mac has now been Scrapped/discontinued by Spacial Audio!

This past few days I’ve seen a few users saying they were having issues when installing SAM Broadcaster Mac (Crossover) edition.

SAM Broadcaster Mac SQL problems

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Last updated on: 15th January 2018
at 13:57 PM Europe/London

Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

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Last updated on: 9th April 2018
at 10:58 AM Europe/London

Arrr!! There Be Pirates! (Pirate Radio)

Pirate radio stations are nothing new they’ve been on the go since the 1960s with Radio Caroline etc…

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I can still remember two Scunthorpe DJ’s attempt at a pirate radio station. It was called WLNG & Broadcast on 104.9 FM on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the late 1980s.

There’s very little information about WLNG on Google just a couple of mentions in articles.

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Last updated on: 12th April 2018
at 15:21 PM Europe/London

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