This is nothing new I’ve written about the SQL structure in SAM Broadcaster being badly written before.
Users are being told they cannot use MySQL 5.6 and have to use 5.5 instead.
That just screams Lazy SQL programming to me.
The SAM Broadcaster SQL tables haven’t really changed for over 6 years and the database is prone to crashing.
Where as RadioDJ will work with MySQL 5.6 and the tables don’t crash like the SAM Broadcaster ones do.
If you are having SQL headaches with SAM do yourself a favour uninstall SAM and Install RadioDJ free radio automation software instead & you’ll be better off in the long run.
The database tables in RadioDJ rarely seem to crash or need a repair.
We know of users who have had RadioDJ running for 6 months without so much as a hiccup.
People need to wise up to the fact Spacial Audio just take people’s money for their software without actually doing any work to upgrade their SQL tables or the software itself.
My advice as always is Don’t pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that isn’t up to the job.
You won’t get any support when things go badly wrong with your database.
So finally after 2 or so years of waiting RadioDJ now has a working online request system via the new website templates.
Something SAM Broadcaster has had the ability to do since v1.3.
The song at the top of the playlist marked blue is one I just placed in the queue via my website.
It’s not that difficult to setup the request system. If you allow port forwarding on your router & website or VPS.
Just point the serv_inc.php config file to your IP address and SQL database.
A tutorial for setting up Radio DJ requests can be found Here.
Radio DJ streams to Shoutcast/Icecast via an encoding plugin which can be found on the Altacast website.
You can find the latest version of RadioDJ by clicking on the logo below.
(If the link isn’t working for you right click and “Save link As”)
What are you waiting for give Radio DJ a spin today you may be pleasantly surprised by how well it works.
Should you have issues setting Radio DJ up help is available on the Community forums.
Now Radio DJ has request capabilities & encoding plugins no one will need to pay for radio automation software ever again.
So technically that’s Game over SAM Broadcaster!!
Since August last year we have had no less than 33 beta versions of RadioDJ to test.
We now have what looks like a totally different piece of software from the last stable version 1.6.0
Now armed with some really great features RadioDJ is going to give other automation software makers a right royal headache.
These are just some of the great features this newer version has.
The next major release will see the program come into the RC stage (Release Candidate) which means the program is just about ready for use in a production environment although I have been streaming my station with most of the beta versions.
So bring on the RC!! RadioDJ is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Don’t believe us? Give it a try RadioDJ Download It’s FREE so what have you got to lose?
So we’re nearly out of the beta stage with the new version of RadioDJ v188.8.131.52 it seems to be really stable and runs like a dream.
Spacial Audio should really start getting worried as RadioDJ is now 100% better than SAM Broadcaster ever could be.
With various plugins for RadioDJ now you have a fully fledged next generation radio automation program.
It now has streaming capabilities with the encoding plugin.
With the sound processing plugin you shouldn’t need any external processing like Breakaway/Stereo tool.
There is just the online request system to come and “Bang” you have a rival to SAM Broadcaster!
So what would you rather do?
B) Use a free program such as Radio DJ? Which has new features added with every release?
We know which option we would pick. Option B RadioDJ all the way,
RadioDJ is absolutely fantastic and for a FREE program you cant really go wrong.
(Yes it really is free despite what some software blogs may tell you)
Seriously ditch SAM Broadcaster and start using RadioDJ
You’ll be glad you made the switch!