Sam Broadcaster Unable To Send Data Fast Enough

Anyone who has ever encountered this problem with SAM Broadcaster knows how frustrating it can be when this error message appears in encoders window.

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

 

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 13:07 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Unable To Queue A Song After 20 Tries

If you’re a user of SAM Broadcaster there is no doubt you will have seen an error message like this at some point.

“SAM Broadcaster Unable to Queue a song after 20 tries”

 
SAM Broadcaster Unable to Queue a song after 20 tries

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 13:11 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Terrestrial Licence.

Have you ever read through the EULA (End user licence agreement) when it comes to SAM Broadcaster?

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(Most people haven’t)

We can’t help but notice how Spacial make it difficult to use their software. You’d be pretty amazed at the restrictions Spacial Audio do actually place on the their software.

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 12:47 PM Europe/London

Using An Old Copy Of Sam Broadcaster?

Are you still using an OLD copy of SAM Broadcaster? from the 4.x.x series or SAM DJ version 4.x.x

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As from January 1st 2015 Spacial will end support for

SAM Broadcaster v4.x.x SAM DJ v4.x.x SAM Cast v3.x.x

(Support for SAM Broadcaster v2.x.x & v3.x.x ended some years ago)

We’re guessing this also applies to posts on the forums as well.

If you bought an old version of SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x – SAM DJ 4.x.x – SAM Cast v3.x.x you will not be supported if something goes wrong in future.

“Mind really old copies of Spacial Audio software will not function on Windows 10”

 
If you are using a really old version of SAM Broadcaster and its not performing as it should then maybe it’s time you thought about upgrading your current computer.

Most of the Internet radio community seem to be switching away from software such as SAM Broadcaster and using RadioDJ instead.

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Radio DJ is **FREE and has a great Support Forum where other users come to your rescue when something goes wrong.

RadioDJ works great on Windows 10 & also performs like a star once installed, One user hasn’t had to restart his copy for over 17 months.

So the crux of it all is if you’re still using old copies of SAM Broadcaster you won’t be supported and may be left out of pocket.

(**Future versions of RadioDJ may have paid for features)

Last updated on: May 24th, 2017
at 10:22 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Bad Sql!

SAM Broadcaster Bad SQL!

We keep seeing posts on the Spacial Audio Facebook pages and forums from people saying that their queue list table within MySQL has crashed and is corrupted.

This is usually the MySQL error that people get.

“Mysqli prepare error: Table ‘samdb_mysql.queuelist’ doesn’t exist”

 
Or they simply just get a message like this.

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This is nothing new and has been a major issue within SAM Broadcaster SQL tables ever since SAM Broadcaster v2.7.9

It just goes to show that the SQL structure wasn’t written properly in the first place.

In Fact it’s a really badly written SQL structure which is prone to going wrong when you least want it too.

SAM Broadcaster’s badly coded SQL structure was also another reason we ditched the program and started using RadioDJ

We have yet to have a major database crash with RadioDJ.

There is a simple fix for this.

1) Uninstall SAM Broadcaster from your computer.
2) Flush all SAMDB Tables from your SQL server.
3) Install RadioDJ and run the database setup utility.
4) Start enjoying running a stress free radio station!

 
You will be a lot happier in the long run.

There is just no need for SAM Broadcaster to have badly coded SQL tables!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:35 PM Europe/London

Sam Bashing

Yet again I’ve been given a barrage of abuse by some troll, The person had a go at me about the posts on this website about SAM Broadcaster.

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I also had to ban the same person from my Facebook page for the same reason.

Not something I do lightly either.

“Get a grip! I’m not bashing SAM Broadcaster. I’m letting people know just how truly terrible SAM Broadcaster is as a product”

 
It’s not just me who seems to have a problem with Spacial Audio either.

I keep seeing complaint after complaint on social media from lots & lots of very unhappy SAM Broadcaster users. These are just some of the many posts.

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So you can see it’s not just us who think SAM Broadcaster isn’t worth the money Spacial Audio ask for the program.

So pack in having a go at me just because you think I’m bashing SAM Broadcaster and Spacial Audio.

Not a month goes by without someone mentioning they’ve switched software because they are unhappy with the direction Spacial Audio seem to be heading.

SAM Bashing? Nope! It’s just a valid point of view about a piece of badly coded software.

Which last time I looked I was entitled to.

P.S: If you don’t like what is written on this website. DON’T READ IT! No one forces you.

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

Pay For Pal Scripts? (Sam Broadcaster)

Pay for PAL scripts?

This is another website that popped up on my radar recently called “PalScripts” offering paid for PAL (Playlist Automation Language) scripts and an SQL repair service for SAM Broadcaster.

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What’s wrong with that I hear you ask?

The problem is they are asking people to pay $$$ for PAL scripts that were once FREELY available from the Spacial Audio forums.

They also offer to fix common SAM Broadcaster problems starting at $30 an hour. Which we seem to think is a bit expensive.

Especially when SAM Broadcaster is so unstable and badly coded.

It’s worth pointing out here that SAM Broadcaster is prone to crashing without warning and more so if a PAL script isn’t written properly.

A badly written PAL script can cause lots of memory leaks and also cause SAM Broadcaster to crash and burn…

Make the switch to RadioDJ FREE Radio Automation software.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ doesn’t require any overpriced PAL scripts in order for the program to function.

The newer versions of RadioDJ have a feature called “Track(s) from SQL query”

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Which seem a lot less complicated than learning how to get PAL scripts to work correctly.

“Money for old rope springs to mind with paid for PAL scripts”

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:21 PM Europe/London

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.

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

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