SAM Broadcaster won’t open after reboot

Saw a post on the Spacial Audio forums.

“Help SAM Broadcaster won’t open after reboot”

 
SAM Broadcaster stopped working

SAM Broadcaster going wrong is nothing new. In the past we’ve had to uninstall and reinstall SAM Broadcaster after the program went wrong and wouldn’t start up after a reboot of the computer.

This has happened to us on many occasions on different operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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Sorry I Can’t Do My Show SAM Broadcaster Crashed

While doing my usual bits n pieces recently on Twitter, I came across tweets from a couple of SAM Broadcaster users who had to cancel their live shows because SAM Broadcaster/SAM Broadcaster Cloud wasn’t working.

Sorry ya’ll but I cant run my show today because my sam broadcaster is not working i have to get it fixed and… https://t.co/UhoBs6AWrr

 

— SciMAX Media Network(@SciMAXRadio) December 2, 2015

Then there’s this “Sorry there’s no way I’ll get this fixed in time, SAM Broadcaster won’t cooperate”

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You’re Cracking Us Up!!

I’ve written a few posts on this blog pertaining to people looking for SAM Broadcaster keys/cracks/keygens etc…

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

SAM Broadcaster cracks searches

As far as I’m aware Spacial Audio don’t seem to think there’s a problem with people wanting pirated versions of their badly written software. Although they do put in several DMCA requests to Google every year.

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You DON’T Have To Take My Advice

What is it with certain sections of the Internet radio crowd?

We see people complaining weekly on social media that they having problems running/using SAM Broadcaster.

(Nothing new there!)

SAM Broadcaster 2015

When we messaged or tweeted some of those people having issues with SAM Broadcaster to let them know about the better free alternative RadioDJ

Several of the people have come back with comments like this.

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You’re Just Making Stuff Up?

We’ve been accused of “Making up the problems about SAM Broadcaster”

Nope not lying or making anything up, things really are as bad as they seem with SAM Broadcaster

The problems documented on this website are just a few of the reasons as to why we think the software isn’t worth the $$$ Spacial Audio charge for it.

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SAM Brodcaster Can’t Tell The Time

When it comes to Internet radio we find it’s always best to use .mp3 files ripped at 320kbps CBR (constant bit rate)

You would then expect those files should then show the correct duration in the audio software you are using.

Alas It would appear SAM Broadcaster has issues with the duration of some files.

This user has tried converting and even rerecording the track and the program still shows the incorrect countdown/remaining time.

SAM Broadcaster wrong length on mp3 files

As you can see from the picture below SAM Broadcaster thinks “The Beatles” tracks all have rather long duration times.

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This has been a problem within SAM Broadcaster since the early days (v2.7.7) even with properly ripped .mp3 files.

I’ve found if SAM Broadcaster doesn’t like an .mp3 file it tends to show the time as ??:??

One of the SVS volunteers has even tried to blame it on the users badly ripped .mp3 files.

It’s NOT the way your music files are ripped it’s very much a SAM Broadcaster problem.

I’d imagine it also does this with the other supported file formats.

RadioDJ doesn’t tend to have this issue with properly ripped tracks.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

RadioDJ detects and shows the correct duration/time for of all of them.

RadioDJ has a far better track/cue point editor & you can use custom intro/fade out markers.

RadioDJCuePointEdit

This is just another reason to ditch SAM Broadcaster if the program can’t do something as simple as show the correct duration of files.

It’s another problem that the Spacial Audio development team are probably aware of but NOT in a hurry to fix.

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