It’s NOT only pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster we see the software pirates searching for via Google analytics.
“RadioBoss Crack” appeared in among the search results sometime over the past 7 days.
I saw there had been an update for Radiocaster the stand alone encoding software from DJSoft.
I downloaded and installed it to do a few tests again. Not much appears to have changed really since I last tested version 2.3.0.
The demo still has the annoying “Stream encoded by Radiocaster” popping up every few minutes.
We can’t really test something that puts audio over the stream now can we?
Cracking Software Gromit!
You have to wonder what software authors can do against a tide of cracked versions of their software.
It’s a particularly noticeable problem with radio automation software.
After doing a quick search on a newsgroup search engine the results looked like this.
50+ results for DJ Soft’s Radiocaster.
134+ results for DJ Soft’s RadioBoss.
725+ results for SAM Broadcaster.
I took a screenshot so you can see what I’m on about.
That’s without needing to do a search on Google or other search engines!
We guess while there is still software out there that requires a registration key there are always going to be people trying to crack those pieces of software.
Even if the cracks don’t work these idiots will still have a go.
There is NO need for them to download cracked/pirated software.
RadioDJ actually works better than some of the paid for software such as SAM Broadcaster and RadioBoss.
Plus most of the SAM Broadcaster crack patches on offer on the Internet won’t work on Windows 10 no matter how hard you try.
Spacial Audio have now coded something into SAM Broadcaster to stop it being patched/cracked/altered.
We’re still waiting on a response from the author of RadioBoss & Radiocaster to see what he has to say about people using his software illegally.
(Alas Still no reply from DJ Soft nearly a year after this article was originally written)
You’d have thought he would have at least had the decency to reply?
I know Spacial Audio put in several DMCA notices every year to try and stem the tide of cracked copies of their software.
It seems Spacial Audio genuinely thought the posts on this website about cracked/pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster were offering people links to illegal downloads of the program.
All posts pertaining to cracked/pirated/warez software on this blog are in the context of:
Stop using pirated software… No one likes a software pirate!
Saw someone tweet this on Twitter recently.
The tweet with a link took me to a video on YouTube which was supposed to be a tutorial for something.
Then another link at the bottom of the video then took me to the DJSoft/RadioBoss website.
Which in turn meant it was a marketing ploy for DJSoft to try and shift his overpriced software. (Nice try!)
The original tweet was somewhat misleading anyway…
There is only one truly FREE radio automation package on the market and that is RadioDJ
You don’t even need a serial key or crack patch in order to work RadioDJ.
If your just planning on setting up an online radio station I would highly suggest you use RadioDJ.
RadioDJ out performs all the other paid for automation packages such as SAM Broadcaster and even RadioBoss.
You’ll be thankful when you haven’t paid $$$ for software that may not have worked as advertised anyway.
Next time I see someone Tweet “How to setup a free radio station with SAM Broadcaster?”
I’ll Tweet them back with the word “Bullshit”
It’s now 12 months on and I’m currently testing 184.108.40.206. beta4 RC1.
What a difference a year makes. RadioDJ is far more powerful than it was when it was on version 1.6.0.
It blows paid for automation programs such as SAM Broadcaster and RadioBoss clean out of the water.
One of the major changes within RadioDJ this past 12 months has to be the plugin interface. We’ve had some great plugins written for the program.
They vary from a plugin that streams to Shoutcast/Icecast to a plugin for handling listener requests.
The newer beta versions have been great everytime Marius releases a version there is always something new to play with.
If you haven’t tried RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for? Download it and try it today.
If you need plugins for RadioDJ then just look on the Forums for the latest versions.
For a free program RadioDJ really does take some beating.