Sam Broadcaster Lots Of Bugs?

Recently read a post on a forum where someone was listing the radio software they had worked with over the years.

When it came to SAM Broadcaster he had this to say.

“I don’t care what anyone says there is so much evidence that this piece of software was never intended for radio it is buggy and crashes and has no place in a radio studio”

 
We’ve had SAM Broadcaster crash on us more than once while trying to run a radio stream.

Back when SAM Broadcaster was on v2.7.9 it crashed that often that it ended up losing me my regular slot on a radio station. Which in turn made me doubt my ability to manage a live show. Gee thanks for that SAM you piece of S**T!

You see it’s not just us that think SAM Broadcaster isn’t fit for purpose in the world of radio automation software.

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It was 1999/2000 when I was first introduced to SAM Broadcaster found it difficult to use on v1.3

SAM was a product conceived & designed in 1999 by some college students & hobby broadcasters & hasn’t seen a great deal of development.

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“SAM Broadcaster has no place in the world of radio automation software”

 
We’ve tried the newer versions and it just seems to be the same OLD program with very few new additions.

SAM Broadcaster still has the same bugs/issues the program had back in 2002/2003.

Our biggest bug bears about the problems with SAM Broadcaster:

The database goes wrong with tables randomly crashing.
The encoders buffered a lot even with a decent upload speed.
Clockwheel rotations failed to load tracks even though they had enough music to choose from.
The program would randomly crash without warning.
PAL scripts used far too much of the CPU sometimes locking the PC up altogether if they were badly written.

 
SAM Broadcaster has never been a program you could use to run a professional radio station with.

It was designed for hobby broadcasters who maybe get 10/15 listeners but not for a station that has 100’s or 1000’s of listeners.

As the original post stated “It is buggy and crashes”

When we used SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x we had to keep a constant watch over it just to make sure it hadn’t crashed or stopped encoding.

There are better options for streaming a radio station with nowadays.

Namely Radio DJ free radio automation software.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

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We can just leave RadioDJ to the streaming without having to worry or keep checking to see if it’s still streaming.

One user of RadioDJ has had over 12 months of uptime on an XP laptop.

If people stopped paying Spacial Audio for their products then maybe Triton Digital would get the message that SAM Broadcaster isn’t wanted anymore.

“STOP buying SAM Broadcaster from Spacial Audio. You are only paying them to code bad software”

Last updated on: March 29th, 2017
at 12:42 PM Europe/London

We Promised To Work Really Hard This Year

Back in January 2015 Spacial Audio sent out a newsletter to people informing them of what was likely to happen with their software this year.

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Last updated on: August 30th, 2016
at 11:48 AM Europe/London

Dumping Sam Broadcaster

I visited the SAM Broadcaster page on Facebook recently and saw this post.

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It seems the person manning the social media accounts for Spacial Audio has since deleted the post.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:30 PM Europe/London

New Generation Of Sam Broadcaster Cracks?

Yes it’s another post about cracked copies of SAM Broadcaster! If people didn’t keep wanting pirated software then posts like this wouldn’t need writing.

It’s been another one of those days where I’ve seen people sharing links on social media to supposed cracked copies of SAM Broadcaster.

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(I could have sworn they chopped hands off for theft in the Middle East)

2 tweets appeared on Twitter today with links to downloads of SAM Broadcaster 2015.4

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Instead of the old style keygen/patch type cracks. It appears the new crack tool claims to be able to reset the SAM Broadcaster 30 day trial period.

“It appears this new generation of SAM Broadcaster crack tools don’t have viruses like some of the other cracks/patches that appeared for previous versions of the program”

 
At the time of writing this post Virus Total came back with zero results when we scanned the so called crack/patch .exe files.

That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t contain malware/viruses/trojans it’s probably just not been picked up by the virus definitions yet.

People are still obviously so desperate for a copy of SAM Broadcaster and it seems that they’ll do anything to try and crack it.

How Spacial Audio can fight against new generations of SAM Broadcaster cracks is anyone’s guess.

These people can’t of heard of RadioDJ FREE radio automation software.

Otherwise they wouldn’t be trying to patch/crack SAM Broadcaster.

“STOP using pirated radio automation software you’ll gain no respect from station owners and you may even be prosecuted by the company who make the software”

RadioDJ is FREE & doesn’t require and cracks/patches/keys to work the full program.

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RadioDJ will work better than any pirated/altered version of SAM Broadcaster.

“The Spacial Audio 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.”

 
If you see someone hawking pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster just give them a friendly reminder that what they are doing is Illegal!

Please Note: We haven’t installed any of the pirated SAM Broadcaster files/crack tools. The files were downloaded for research & inspection/virus/malware checks & have since been deleted from the computer.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:19 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Clockwheel Failure

Just seen a post on the Spacial forums from a user complaining that they have had a “SAM Broadcaster clockwheel failure”

When a clockwheel failure happens in the program, SAM Broadcaster only plays station ID’s instead of playing music from the categories the user has specified within the clockwheel rotation setup.

This has been a huge problem with SAM Broadcaster ever since the early versions of the SAM Broadcaster 2.x.x series.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:14 PM Europe/London

Why Is Sam Broadcaster Crashing?

Someone recently made a search “Why is my SAM Broadcaster crashing?”

We’ve also noticed these search terms pop up on our dashboard.

“SAM Broadcaster 4.9.1 crashes on Windows 10”
“SAM Broadcaster crashing windows 7”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes after one song”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes without warning”
“SAM Broadcaster Pro keeps crashing after a few songs”
“SAM Broadcaster keeps freezing”

We often see people saying things like this about the lack of stability with SAM Broadcaster.

“We’re running SAM Broadcaster Pro on Windows 7, It often crashes and sometimes won’t restart after a computer reboot which means we have to reinstall the program from scratch”

 
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“I have SAM Pro on two laptops neither will work because of constant problems with your software crashing”

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:33 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Free Full Version?

The searches we see on the Google analytics dashboard for this blog make us laugh some days.

Others searches make me think I need to do a blog post about that…

“SAM Broadcaster Free Full Version”

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:19 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster The Fisher Price Of Radio Automation?

I saw a tweet a while back about SAM Broadcaster & I have to say it made me laugh out loud.

“SAM Broadcaster is the Fisher Price of radio automation and shouldn’t be used by anybody

 
Personally I think that’s an insult to Fisher Price products at least their record player, radio & tape deck worked!

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:19 PM Europe/London

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