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.

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.

SAM Broadcaster Clockwheel

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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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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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Reasons not to use SAM Broadcaster

Reasons why you shouldn't use SAM Broadcaster

We can think of quite a few reasons you might want to choose an alternative to SAM Broadcaster, but here’s a collection we’ve put together.

Lousy Customer Support

When you pay $$$ for software you would expect help and support if something went wrong.

When SAM Broadcaster goes wrong (and it will) don’t expect to get much help from Spacial support.

@spacial. The worst tech support you will ever receive. An entire day went by, downgraded my urgency and now nothing is working. Thanks.

 

AnimeAMAZE (@animeamaze) March 9, 2015

@spacial I have had an URGENT technical support ticket open since Monday (Request #76899) with little to no help accept acknowledge receipt

 

Shawn Quinn (@RealShawnQuinn) October 7, 2015

The Spacial support department sends users the same old canned replies without actually helping anyone. Even the forums and social media accounts are staffed by people who don’t really care. The biggest complaint we see is from users having activation issues with their software and Spacial support not answering users tickets.

They promised to sort the customer service out in 2013 & as far as we can see it still hasn’t happened.

The support department is supposed to be open 4 am to 4 pm CST (UTC-5), but they seem to work when they feel like it!

Quality and stability of the code

SAM Broadcaster is prone to crashing or freezing for no reason whatsoever

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SAM Broadcaster has always had very poor stability and reliability we had nothing but headaches while trying use SAM.

Not a week goes by without us seeing someone somewhere on social media complaining about major issues with SAM.

There have also been reports of people missing their regular radio shows because the program wouldn’t co-operate.

“Things like that should never happen with radio automation software”

The price

Spacial charge $299-$699 for SAM Broadcaster. The program was originally made up from freely available Winamp plugins.

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SAM required Winamp as a backend player in version 1.3 & Since version 2 it’s been priced at $299 the latest studio versions of SAM Broadcaster 2015 can cost up to $699

The price hike between Pro and Studio versions just means terrestrial (FM) stations can now use their software, where as before it was restricted to just Internet radio.

Although we guess most terrestrial radio stations probably use software that costs thousands of $$$, NOT some overpriced badly designed college project that’s never worked for it was designed for.

We really can’t see where the “value” is in the program it’s just NOT worth the money Spacial Audio ask for it.

The database structure

SAM Broadcaster seems to have a very badly written database structure which will also crash without warning if you don’t meticulously look after it. A database shouldn’t require more than backing up and a little light housekeeping.

When we first used the software we found we were having to rebuild the database every few days/weeks it became tiresome. Nothing much appears to have changed.

Coding a website for SAM Broadcaster was a nightmare, It needn’t be difficult, It just is!

The encoders

We’ve yet to see the encoders within SAM Broadcaster stream properly. The encoders are prone to buffering even if you have a reliable connection.

They even buffered with a local shoutcast server on a home network, that’s how poorly coded they are!

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“Unable to send data fast enough Encoding paused till buffer clears…”

We have yet to encounter buffering issues like this with other free encoding software.

PAL (Playlist Automation Language) scripts

Besides PAL scripts being difficult to program, PAL scripts are well known for crashing SAM Broadcaster due to the amount of memory leaks they cause (Especially if they’re written incorrectly!)

Racing audio

This a known issue with SAM Broadcaster that speeds up the file that is currently playing. It’s a known bug from at least 13 years ago that has never been addressed.

Windows 10 compatibility

Certain versions of the 4.x.x series of SAM Broadcaster will not work on Windows 10.

Note: Spacial Audio force users to hand over $119 just so they can have a working copy of SAM Broadcaster on Windows 10, That is on top of the $299 the user originally paid for the software.

The fact SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x won’t work on Windows 8/10 is down to a change in the way the program requires activation.

It isn’t just us that think SAM Broadcaster isn’t worth the money Spacial ask for it.

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Save yourself the cash and the headaches by using Radio DJ FREE radio automation software.

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


Radio DJ is a FREE radio automation program that works 100 times better than SAM Broadcaster.

We know of someone running 4 radio stations with 4 copies of RadioDJ free radio automation software with NO issues. Another user has had RadioDJ v1.8.2 running 24/7 for over 12 months on a laptop.

We guess that says everything people need to know about RadioDJ free radio automation software!

RadioDJ is really reliable the only time we have to restart the program is when Windows updates require the computer to be restarted.

In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with RadioDJ there is a great support network on the RadioDJ Community forums.

STOP paying Spacial Audio $$$ for their badly programmed overpriced software you will only end up regretting it!

We wish we’d never paid for the software in the first place.

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