Reinstalling Sam Broadcaster

Saw a tweet from a SAM Broadcaster user having to reinstall the program after it had gone wrong on him and wouldn’t restart after a reboot of the PC.

“In the process of reinstalling SAM Broadcaster it completely refuses to load even after system reboot”

 
We know how this user feels it’s happened to us on many occasions over the years. SAM Broadcaster goes wrong and crashes for no reason even in the newer versions.

SAM-Broadcasterstopped working

It’s frustrating when SAM Broadcaster crashes during a live show and then won’t restart after a reboot of the PC and you have to faff around reinstalling the program and database from scratch.

We’ve yet to hear of anyone having an issue with RadioDJ randomly crashing on them and not restarting after a computer reboot.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

The MySQL database in RadioDJ is far more solid and robust than the SQL/Firebird databases in SAM.

Plus RadioDJ has an amazing database backup tool that backs up your SQL database at a set time each day.

In the unlikely event of the RadioDJ database going wrong due to a power outage it’s easily fixed using HeidiSQL

Saving your RadioDJ configuration settings is also easy you just backup the RadioDJ program folder to another location (USB Drive/External Drive) after you have all your settings the way you want them.

Heidi-SQL

It’s rare for RadioDJ to actually crash or go wrong.

We can honestly say hand on heart that we’ve never had RadioDJ crash on us while recording a show/mix or even during a live show in the 5+ years since we discovered the program.

The smart DJ’s and radio station owners are now starting to steer away from using SAM Broadcaster.

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

If you should get stuck on how to install RadioDJ there’s a great tutorial on how to install it Here

Once you get used to what RadioDJ free radio automation software can do for you & your radio station you’ll wonder why you ever paid $$$ for SAM Broadcaster.

Despite what other software manufacturers might have you believe there are NO hidden fees/catches or problems with RadioDJ.

Make the switch today… RadioDJ isn’t your enemy It’s your FRIEND!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:55 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.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

DSP encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 4th, 2016
at 13:50 PM Europe/London

How To Crack Sam Broadcaster?

This search query popped up recently on my dashboard under user searches.

“How to Crack SAM Broadcaster”?
 
SAM Broadcaster

A: You don’t need to crack SAM Broadcaster! You will never be able to fully crack or alter a DEMO version of SAM Broadcaster!

The Spacial Audio Wiki says this:

“The user zone is the ONLY place where you can download a FULL version of the software that can be unlocked via a registration key. DEMO versions of the software can not be unlocked, even if you have a valid key.”

 
So step away from those torrent/pirate software sites and just download RadioDJ for FREE! (Yes really)

RadioDJ doesn’t require a patch/key/crack to unlock the benefits of the full program.

There are NO hidden fees or nasty contracts/subscriptions with RadioDJ,

Just music/radio automation software that works fantastically well once setup and installed

RadioDJ free radio automation software

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

A cracked/altered/patched copy of SAM Broadcaster will only crash & burn on you & the older 4.x.x versions of SAM Broadcaster won’t work on Windows 10 (No matter how hard you try to install them)

Most of the cracks/patches we’ve seen for SAM Broadcaster on the Internet had variable amounts of Trojans/Viruses/Malware in the files.

Malware spy

A Trojan/Malware or a Virus is the last thing you would want or need on your system as it could be stealing passwords for sites you use and also be mining bank/card/login details.

Yes I know this sounds like another “repetitive” blog post on the subject of cracked/pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster.

I guess it doesn’t matter how matter how many posts I write on the subject, There are always going to be people who want to try and “Crack SAM Broadcaster”

“Stop trying to crack software you have no hope of being able to alter”

 
We don’t know about anyone else but we’re still not quite sure as what the attraction is with SAM Broadcaster being PIRATED

(Maybe people can’t afford the $299 it costs to buy it?)

Looking for cracked copies of software such as SAM Broadcaster only makes you look like a complete amateur in the world of Internet radio.

It further confirms OUR theory that there are a lot of desperate IDIOTS (Lets not mince words) out there looking for pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:00 PM Europe/London

I Can No Longer Dj With Sam Broadcaster?

More customers of Spacial audio complaining on social media that their software isn’t working when they want to use it…

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One user has been having issues with SAM Broadcaster DJ Live since April 2015.

Read the full article

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 14:24 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster 2015 Crashes!

This morning I thought I’d install & see if anything has actually changed with the latest version of SAM Broadcaster 2015

Sadly it hasn’t.

I started SAM Broadcaster 2015.4 up, configured it, connected it to Shoutcast, pressed play and off it went.

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I got called away to help a neighbour with something & I was only gone 5 minutes IF that.

When I came back the stream was silent… Then I looked on the computer running SAM & an error message on Windows 7 said SAM Broadcaster had “Stopped working” you know, that really annoying error!

Nothing in the SAM Broadcaster error logs, Only this in Windows event viewer.

SAMBC.exe
2015.4.0.0
2a425e19
6.1.7601.17725
4ec49b60
c0000005
0001f79d
ef8
01d1161c5ed9d686
C:\Program Files\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe
0d85175a-8215-11e5-ac85-0800278378eb

“The SAM Broadcasting 2015.4 system has been downloaded & has crashed each time we have attempted 2 run a BETA test. Developing… #TeamDINO

(@DINONETRADIO) November 13, 2015

@spacial I downloaded the 2015-4 version of SAM Broadcaster and it crashed several times. Anyone else having issues?

(@TheCRV) November 12, 2015

 
So nothing has actually changed with SAM Broadcaster 2015 then? It’s still prone to crashing without warning and for no apparent reason.

I’m surprised the Spacial social media feeds aren’t lit up with complaints about this

“That’s saying they haven’t deleted the bad comments from the social media pages again”

 
Why do people still pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that clearly doesn’t work for what it was designed for.

I could understand people paying $$$ if Spacial Audio software worked as advertised but sadly yet again we come to the conclusion that FREE software outweighs SAM Broadcaster for stability & reliability.

I’ve yet to experience the same random crashing issues with RadioDJ free radio automation software.

I’ve used RadioDJ for around 5 years now I couldn’t ask for anymore from the program it does what it’s supposed to “Automate”

RadioDJ is far better programmed and will work for days/weeks/months without anyone keeping an eye on things.

“Gonna put that new PC to the test this year. Going to run and tweet 4 stations using RadioDJ on the same PC”

 
That’s another reason why RadioDJ is far superior to SAM Broadcaster… the fact you can run as many radio stations you want with the software.

I’ve not seen that use running 4 stations tweeting that any of his stations are ever offline.

If you want great reliability, stability & just a great piece of software then you need RadioDJ

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RadioDJ v1.8.2

(Click on the logo to download the latest version of RadioDJ or Right click & “Save link as”)

I’m just hazarding a guess as to why Spacial Audio’s social media feed isn’t lit up with complaints.

I’m guessing a LOT of people are switching software to RadioDJ

Oh and despite what Spacial may have you believe in their blog posts.

FREE radio automation software isn’t your enemy! It’s your friend!

If you haven’t discovered RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for? Download & Install take it for a test drive today.

You might just be pleasantly surprised by how good RadioDJ is and you’ll wonder why you ever paid out $$$ for software such as SAM Broadcaster in the first place.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:49 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Unhandled Exception (Not Enough Storage)

Just seen this topic on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

“SAM Broadcaster Unhandled Exception (not enough Storage)”

 

It seems a user was getting this error message as he was trying to add large amounts of music into SAM Broadcaster.

Message in Event log. Unhandled Exception (thread Creation Error Not enough storage available to process this command)

 
This SAM Broadcaster user sounds like he only managed to get 58,000 tracks of 88,000+ imported into SAM Broadcaster then the program wouldn’t let him add anymore.

The guy has even tried a computer reboot and still cannot get tracks imported into SAM Broadcaster without the program crashing on him.

“Well I added a few more SAM Froze again (same error) I then rebooted my PC now I cannot do Tools->Maintenance->Verify songs as SAM Freezes part way through with a “stopped responding” message”

 
Apparently the guys on Stack-overflow say this is a Delphi problem with Heap Size exceeded.

“The storage referred to is NOT the hard disk storage but the available heap memory available to the SAMBC.exe process. It’s not even about any system-wide memory exhaustion, but a process limit. Not sure if there are any other scenarios where this might happen or how SAM Broadcaster looks internally (except that it was written in Delphi) This sounds like a memory leak error and only Spacial Developers could fix that.

 
So it’s another major bug that has never been addressed within SAM Broadcaster? At least that’s how I read it.

I’ve not heard of anyone having trouble loading large amounts of music into other radio software and it’s database.

The SQL database in SAM Broadcaster has always been dodgy anyway.

It’s not the first time I’ve heard of someone struggling to load a large amount of tracks into the program.

This user could have his library imported with very little hassle if he switched to RadioDJ

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RadioDJ free radio automation software

I’ve never heard of RadioDJ suffering with huge memory leaks while importing music.

AFIK There are no memory leaks within RadioDJ it’s a pretty reliable piece of software. One user had an uptime of 12+ months.

It seems yet again SAM Broadcaster isn’t doing the job it was designed for.

“Why do people still pay Spacial Audio $$$ for badly programmed software that just doesn’t do the job it was designed for?”

Last updated on: March 29th, 2017
at 12:17 PM Europe/London

Cracking Software Gromit

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.

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I took a screenshot so you can see what I’m on about.

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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.

Especially when stuff like RadioDJ and Edcast are both free.

RadioDJ actually works better than some of the paid for software such as SAM Broadcaster and RadioBoss.

“Hey KIDS! You really don’t need warez software on your PC! You’re more than likely to run into malware & viruses by using pirated software”

 
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.

Sorry Spacial you were wrong on that score!!

 
All posts pertaining to cracked/pirated/warez software on this blog are in the context of:

Why use pirated software when there are better FREE legal alternatives out there to use?

Stop using pirated software… No one likes a software pirate!

Last updated on: August 30th, 2016
at 12:33 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster They’ve Cracked It (Again!)

I did a few posts last year about people wanting cracked copies of SAM Broadcaster.

When I wrote them I had no idea that those posts would take on a life of their own.

(According to Google analytics) In the last 90 days 13,571 visitors to my blog have actively been looking at the posts to do with SAM Broadcaster keys/cracks.

We knew SAM Broadcaster was a popular program when it came to software being cracked/patched

(SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 being the most pirated version out there)

SAM Broadcaster 4.2.2

We had no idea that so many people were desperate to get their hands on an illegal copy of SAM Broadcaster but the stats tell us everything.

“You will NOT get a cracked/patched copy of SAM Broadcaster (4.7.3 >> 4.9.8) working on Windows 10 No matter how hard you try!”

 
We believe Spacial Audio have added code into the newer versions to stop them being altered/patched/cracked

When will these people learn that they DON’T need a SAM Broadcaster crack/patch/key they just need RadioDJ

RadioDJ is a FREE radio automation program that doesn’t require any keys/patches/cracks in order to unlock the full benefits of the program.

RadioDJ

It works like an automation program should and won’t crash on you like cracked copies of SAM Broadcaster are known to.

Come on people stop trying to crack SAM Broadcaster…

SAM Broadcaster really isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Plus a cracked/warez/pirated copy will never work properly for you.

You can download RadioDJ for FREE (No Catches or Hidden fees) by clicking on the picture below.

(If the link isn’t working for you right click and “Save Link As”)

Here’s a link to a tutorial about How to setup RadioDJ.

Once you get used to what RadioDJ does you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with a dodgy copy of SAM Broadcaster!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:49 PM Europe/London

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