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 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”

 
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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Last updated on: April 3rd, 2017
at 13:24 PM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:01 PM Europe/London

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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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:20 PM Europe/London

The Message Is Getting Through?

I’ve been collating stats again.

I wanted to find out how many people had viewed the “SAM Broadcaster Key” post on this site.

I’ll admit It gave me a shock when I saw the figure.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:46 PM Europe/London

You’re Just Making Stuff Up? (Sam Broadcaster)

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

Nope! we’re 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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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 11:46 AM Europe/London

Sam Brodcaster Can’t Tell The Time

When it comes to Internet radio we find it’s always best to use properly ripped audio files.

You would 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.

One user has tried converting and even re-recording the tracks 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 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.

Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 11:53 AM Europe/London

Bye Bye Louis Louw

Just been for a look at the Spacial Audio blog and saw that Louis Louw is to step down as CTO (Chief Technology officer)

Louis Louw steps down as CTO

Louis Louw has been in charge of Spacial for over 16 years now and you would have thought as one of the co-founders he’d have worked harder on the development of the program to iron out all the glaring bugs and random crashing issues?

When in reality they just lurched from one badly written version of SAM Broadcaster to another.

We guess that now means Spacial Audio are only based in the US and Canada with Louis stepping down as CTO they’ll lose their South Africa offices though they haven’t listed South Africa on their Twitter account for a while now.

Maybe now the development team should be able to make SAM Broadcaster the stable reliable program it was supposed to have been?

We won’t hold our breath on that one though… The software was that badly coded in the past we guess it’ll be difficult for them to track down and find the bugs that need fixing.

We doubt anyone will miss Louis Louw as CTO.

I personally think he’s held the software back for years with very little in the way of development while still raking in the cash from users purchasing software from them.

Bye Bye Louis Louw you really were awful at listening to what your customers wanted from a piece of software.

Radiodj Is Dodgy?

When we see someone on social media having an issue with SAM Broadcaster we try and let them know there’s a better free alternative.

Yesterday we suggested RadioDJ to someone on Twitter and they came back with…

“Oh but I’ve heard RadioDJ is dodgy?”

 
Where people are getting the idea RadioDJ is “dodgy” from we don’t know.

We know of a few blogs posts from other software/hosting companies who try to make out RadioDJ is inferior because of the fact it’s free.

Those blog posts are just a pack of lies!

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:20 PM Europe/London

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