Remote Database Issues?

Every now and then I see users having database issues with RadioDJ. Then in the next sentence they then mention they are using a remote MySQL database.

STOP IT!

Trying to run RadioDJ with a remote database is a really bad idea to start with. All you need is the slightest connection problem or packet loss and bang it will freeze the program.

A database running on the same machine is a lot better for performance among other things. If you need to access the SQL database from outside (i.e request page) then all you need to do is make sure that port 3306 is open on your computer firewall and router.

If you do run RadioDJ with a remote database please don’t start kicking and screaming because something isn’t working right.

Don’t say I didn’t try and warn you…..

Beware Spacial Audio!

Just been for my daily snoop on the Spacial audio forums and yet again it doesn’t make for good reading.

“I had sent an email to Spacial Audio tech support last week to ask about rolling back to version 4.x.x if for some reason I had a problem with v2014.1 and their reply was: “once (sic) you converted to 2014 you cant rollback to version 4.x.x

 
This user has already paid for version 4.x.x and is now being told by Spacial Audio support that he cannot use a version of SAM Broadcaster he paid for in the event of him wanting to switch back.

Not only is this bad customer service it is also “dishonest” IMHO!

I wouldn’t mind so much but this comes just a few weeks after Spacial promised to start giving better support.

Goes to show they haven’t changed.

I’ve just come across this comment on Facebook. This guy doesn’t sound to happy.

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My message as always:

“Beware Spacial Audio! It seems they don’t give a damn about their customer base and only want you for the $$$ you part with. They have a nasty habit of telling LIES just to sell their shoddy software. Do NOT buy software from Spacial Audio you will regret it”

 
Instead why not use something like RadioDJ free radio automation software.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download
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It’s FREE between updates doesn’t require keys or activations in order to work the program.

We’ve used RadioDJ for over 5 years now and couldn’t be happier with the stability and reliability of the software.

Something else that cannot be said for SAM Broadcaster.

You won’t regret it and you’ll have money to spend on other studio essentials.

Last updated on: October 24th, 2016
at 11:27 AM Europe/London

Anti Virus Software & Sam Broadcaster

I occasionally see posts on the Spacial forums telling users not to use Anti Virus Software & SAM Broadcaster together.

Complete bunkum!!

That’s it Spacial leave users without virus protection while they run your software.

What planet do they live on?

There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to use anti-virus software while running a radio automation program.

I urge users of SAM Broadcaster who aren’t running any Anti-virus software to install Avast .
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It won’t hog resources it will just sit back and protect you quietly in the background.

Of course if you have issues running SAM Broadcaster along side anti-virus software then I also recommend you ditch it and start using RadioDJ instead.

Avast and RadioDJ seem to work rather well together.

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 03:01 AM Europe/London

Praise Indeed!

I absolutley love the users of the RadioDJ forums, But I love those who have come from using SAM broadcaster even more!

Isn’t it nice when someone says this??

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As you can see from the above picture this user in particular has really nailed it on the head about RadioDJ. A friendly and helpful forum and people willing to help each other isn’t something that can be said for certain other software forums.

If you haven’t made the switch from SAM broadcaster to RadioDJ yet.

What are you waiting for? You’ll be a lot happier in the long run.

Sam Broadcaster Multiple Instances

SAM Broadcaster Multiple Instances

I saw a post on the SAM Broadcaster forums from a user saying they couldn’t run more than one instance of SAM Broadcaster.

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It seems the people who code SAM Broadcaster have stopped people from running multiple instances of the program on the same PC.

Even though those users have paid through the nose for the software.

The restrictions don’t end there either.

If you read the EULA (End User Licence agreement) you will soon realise Spacial Audio will only allow you the user to run 1 radio station per copy of SAM.

There is of course a simple and easy solution to this problem.

Switch to the better and free RadioDJ free radio automation software.

You can run as many instances of RadioDJ as you want providing your computer has enough RAM and processing power.

Make sure you give each instance it’s own SQL Database and folder and there should be no issues.

I know of one user of Radio DJ who is running 11 streams with 11 different instances of the program on one computer.

It is really time people woke up to just how bad Spacial Audio and their software limitations are.

Don’t pay for SAM Broadcaster you will regret it!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:37 PM Europe/London

Requested By…..

RadioDJ version 1.6.5.0 was released yesterday and what a release! The program just gets better & better.

Now RadioDJ has a better and improved request system.

You can also now Include the username of the person who requested the song in the stream title.

Something that you needed a badly written PAL script for SAM Broadcaster.

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You can achieve this by adding this code to requests under Options > Stream titles. Choose requests from the list and paste this into the box.

$artist$ - $title$ [Requested By $request_username$]

Don’t forget to click save!

There is also an option to include a message but personally I think that would take up to much space in a title stream.

The demo request PHP script for RadioDJ can be found Here.

If you haven’t tried out RadioDJ what are you waiting for?

RadioDJ Free radio automation download
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RadioDJ is FREE doesn’t require messy pal scripts to do basic functions.

Last updated on: February 8th, 2017
at 08:22 AM Europe/London

Radiodj Comes Of Age!

This morning the latest full working version of RadioDJ was released. It’s been just over a year since we started beta testing and now we have what is truly a great automation program.

I will get round to doing a page dedicated to RadioDJ and how to use it sometime soon. For now I’m busy just enjoying this latest release of RDJ!

A full FREE download can be found here Here . Just unzip to the C:\ drive outside the program folder. Install the database and import tracks and your away. You will never need to pay Spacial audio for SAM Broadcaster ever again!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:37 PM Europe/London

Lazy Sql Programming.

I keep seeing posts on the Spacial forums from users having headaches with SAM Broadcaster and MySQL.

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.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:32 PM Europe/London

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