Stability? RadioDJ has that in Spades

I’ve been into Internet radio for a long time now. In all those years I’ve learnt a lot of things about streaming on the Internet.

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It’s been a fun thing to learn about. Other times it’s been hard work because software wasn’t doing the job it was designed for.

“The biggest issue we’ve encountered when it came to the Internet radio automation software offerings has always been the lack of stability or reliability, We could never get a stream to hold up for longer than 2 days with certain software”

 
We don’t appear to have that problem with *RadioDJ FREE radio automation software.

We began using RadioDJ v1.3.7.0 about 5 and a half years ago now and that worked like a Trojan running our stream.

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The newer versions of RadioDJ are far more powerful than 1.3.7.0 was.

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RadioDJ just sits quietly in the background automating my local music stream. (Gave up running an online stream ages ago)

“We know of one user who has gone 234 days (Roughly 7.5 months) without having to restart RadioDJ”

 
So if you’re looking for a stable & reliable DJ program for use on Internet radio then RadioDJ is what you need.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As” to download it to your PC)

Once you get past the Installation of RadioDJ the program just runs and runs without the need for a restart.

Usually the only reason RadioDJ needs a restart is because of Windows updates.

We’ve tried nearly all the available software for Internet radio and nothing comes close to RadioDJ.

Stability? RadioDJ has that in “Spades” – Try it for yourself today, It’s 100% FREE so you have nothing to lose by trying it…

*RadioDJ free radio automation really is FREE (NOT Misleading)

Song Title Updater

Song Title Updater

This is a useful tool if you are using encoding software which doesn’t support title updating.
 
It’s easy enough to configure and use.

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1) Download and unzip This folder
2) Unzip & place the .exe file on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
3) Create a blank folder on the C:\ drive called “Titles” (Make sure it has the correct read/write permissions)
4) Point the title updater to the titles directory.
5) Enter your Shoutcast/Icecast server details. Click server type for Icecast or shoutcast v1 or v2.
6) If your radio software has a NowPlaying.txt or similar select text file and browse to where the .txt file is.
7) Click start and if all goes to plan you should have automatic title updates.

 
Just rinse and repeat if you have multiple servers to update the titles on.

Give the other instances of the program a different name (e.g: songtitleup2.exe)

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

88% Off SAM Broadcaster?

I’ve woken up this morning and just checked Twitter & I saw this Tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

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“88% off SAM Broadcaster… (Start Your Own Internet Radio Station course coupon – $10)”

 
Wait a minute! Just how misleading is that tweet?

Most people will read it as 88% off SAM Broadcaster. They won’t read it as 88% off a course on how to run a radio station with SAM Broadcaster.

I hate posts on social media that mislead people. Don’t fall for scams like this.

“You’ll only end up looking silly as well as being out of pocket”

 
You don’t even need to pay for software to start an online radio station. You just need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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RadioDJ Free radio automation download

People also don’t need to pay out $$$ to learn how to do Internet radio.

“You don’t have to pay for a course on how to work a piece of software. Search Google & Forums for tips & tricks on how to broadcast on the internet the info is out there for FREE if you search hard enough.

 

SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 is it a Virus?

Q: “SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 is it a Virus?”

A: That would depend on where you downloaded the “sambc-up.exe” file from.

“If you’ve downloaded sambc-up.exe off some “dodgy” file sharing site or downloaded it as a torrent. There’s a good chance of it possibly containing viruses or other hidden malware”

 
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SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 was the worst version of SAM Broadcaster that Spacial Audio released and is prone to crashing without warning anyway.

Without adding a crack/patched/warez malware laden version into the mix.

SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2

“If you want to DJ on the Internet and be LEGIT then you need to ditch that Warez/Pirated/Cracked copy of SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 and switch to Radio DJ instead”

 
RadioDJ is a FREE radio automation program that doesn’t require a crack/patch/key to unlock all the programs features.

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RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the picture above to download the latest version of RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As”)

RadioDJ will work far better than any pirated copy of SAM Broadcaster.

WHY bother with a pirated version of SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 anyway? It’s a truly horrendous version of the program that really isn’t worth cracking.

We guess it’s no surprise that SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 is the most widely pirated version of SAM Broadcaster on the Internet.

Don’t Push Me (Coz I’m Close to the Edge)

I’m sat here asking myself the same question I seem to keep asking myself every once in a while.

“Why do I even bother to help some people? When all I get back is abuse!”

 
Answer: Because I’m good like that!

I’ve helped out on the RadioDJ forums for about 4/5 years now.

Most of the time it’s been fine, But every so often you get that one person who thinks it’s OK to take the piss

If it’s not one forum it’s another where I seem to get abuse from Trolls hiding behind their keyboards.

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“The Internet Broadcasting community on the whole has some shallow self centered people in it. Who are only out for themselves & to hell with everyone else”

 
Years ago back in 2002 when I first got the chance to broadcast on the Internet things couldn’t have been better.

It was something I used to enjoy doing but now because of the abuse my anxiety levels are stopping me from doing a hobby I used to have a lot of passion for.

I splashed out on a new mixing desk a few years ago It’s never really been used.

“All the enjoyment seems to have been taken out of Internet radio by people who think it’s OK to treat someone like SHIT because they have a different opinion to yours”

 
If things don’t improve soon then it’ll be goodbye to helping people on forums.

I’m far too long in the tooth for the MIND GAMES!

I’m really a nice person! Unless you try and take me for a mug! That’s because I’m a true Capricorn… I never forget when someone has done wrong against me.

Top Tip: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!!

A Fool and their money!

By now you are probably aware that I hate a program called SAM Broadcaster made by Spacial Audio.

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Let me explain a little as to why I hate it so much:

I discovered Internet radio back inĀ 1999/2000 time when I first started using the Internet. Although It was 2002 before I got chance to actually DJ on the Internet.

One of the stations I listened to was advertising for DJ’s so I signed up & ended up with regular weekly radio show.

I had to use SAM Broadcaster 2.7.9 (Streaming Audio Manager) to do my shows with.

Despite being talked through the setup of the program it was fiddly to setup for a computer novice like me. I’d never worked with MySQL up until that point either.

The program never worked as it should & more often than not it would crash or the encoders would buffer during a live show. The crashing & buffering issues actually lost me the DJ position on the radio station.

I put up with SAM Broadcaster and it’s little quirks for just over 8 years.

The final straw came on New Year’s Day 2011 when an error message similar to the one below popped up and SAM Broadcaster was only playing station jingles. Instead of playing music. It’s what’s known as a “Clockwheel” failure.

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It wouldn’t play any songs yet the clockwheel rotation had more than enough songs/artists to choose from.

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We had title separation set at 1440 minutes (24 Hours) and artist separation at 240 minutes. So that couldn’t have been the cause of the issue.

SAM Broadcaster just wouldn’t do what it was designed to do and that’s to stream/play music. Enough was enough!

We gave it up as a bad job & I was truly fed up to the back teeth with the software not working as it should!

 
Around late 2010 we discovered a piece of software called RadioDJ free radio automation software.

I decided to switch to it after the clockwheel failure in SAM Broadcaster.

We instantly liked the program & found it easy to use. It held up for a lot longer than SAM Broadcaster ever could. The record was around 4 weeks & the computer only needed a reboot due to Windows updates.

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We now swear by RadioDJ as a radio automation program. RadioDJ has NEVER let us down & it’s always been there and worked everytime I’ve gone to work with it.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

RadioDJ has taken all of the stress out of automating a music stream. It just works as an automation program should.

We doubt anyone will want to put up with SAM Broadcaster and its issues now RadioDJ can do the same job (Only Better!) for FREE.

Before you think about paying out $$$ for SAM Broadcaster have a look at RadioDJ. You may be pleasantly surprised by how good the free stuff works.

Remember a “Fool and their money” are easily parted!

Despite claims by Spacial Audio in their blog posts RadioDJ doesn’t come with any catches or nasty hidden fees, Its 100% FREE for use by any DJ or radio station in the world.

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