Stop Accusing people!

Not a month goes by without me seeing some user being accused of running pirated copies of Spacial Audio software by the SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums.

Old version SAM Broadcaster

Hold on just one minute! Not everyone who asks for help with an older version of software is running a pirated version.

There were many legitimate users of Spacial software in the past.

Accusing someone of running pirated copies of software when they aren’t is just wrong.

Yes we are well aware that SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 was the most pirated version ever and people asking for help with that version are probably running a cracked copy.

Just because someone couldn’t afford to update from an older version of software doesn’t mean the copy of the software they use is illegal.

The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums really need to take a step back when replying to a user having issues with Spacial software.

Yes some of the people who post are probably using a pirated version of SAM Broadcaster but NOT everyone…

If the SVS had read the post right in the first place they would have seen the user was actually using a 30 Day trial version of Spacial software.

My message to the SVS volunteers: STOP and think in future before you accuse someone of running pirated software when they aren’t!

It only makes you look pathetic…

There should be NO need for anyone to be running pirated copies of Spacial software when there’s better software for FREE

Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

DSP encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

How to Crack SAM Broadcaster?

This search query popped up recently on my dashboard under user searches.

“How to Crack SAM Broadcaster”?
 
SAM Broadcaster

A: You don’t need to crack SAM Broadcaster! You will never be able to fully crack or alter a DEMO version of SAM Broadcaster!

The Spacial Audio Wiki says this:

“The 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.”

 
So step away from those torrent/pirate software sites and just download RadioDJ for FREE! (Yes really)

RadioDJ doesn’t require a patch/key/crack to unlock the benefits of the full program.

There are NO hidden fees or nasty contracts/subscriptions with RadioDJ,

Just music/radio automation software that works fantastically well once setup and installed

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download the latest version of RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As”)

A cracked/altered/patched copy of SAM Broadcaster will only crash & burn on you & the older 4.x.x versions of SAM Broadcaster won’t work on Windows 10 (No matter how hard you try to install them)

Most of the cracks/patches we’ve seen for SAM Broadcaster on the Internet had variable amounts of Trojans/Viruses/Malware in the files.

Malware spy

A Trojan/Malware or a Virus is the last thing you would want or need on your system as it could be stealing passwords for sites you use and also be mining bank/card/login details.

Yes I know this sounds like another “repetitive” blog post on the subject of cracked/pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster.

I guess it doesn’t matter how matter how many posts I write on the subject, There are always going to be people who want to try and “Crack SAM Broadcaster”

“Stop trying to crack software you have no hope of being able to alter”

 
We don’t know about anyone else but we’re still not quite sure as what the attraction is with SAM Broadcaster being PIRATED

(Maybe people can’t afford the $299 it costs to buy it?)

Looking for cracked copies of software such as SAM Broadcaster only makes you look like a complete amateur in the world of Internet radio.

It further confirms OUR theory that there are a lot of desperate IDIOTS (Lets not mince words) out there looking for pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster.

SAM Broadcaster 2015 Crashes!

This morning I thought I’d install & see if anything has actually changed with the latest version of SAM Broadcaster 2015

Sadly it hasn’t.

I started SAM Broadcaster 2015.4 up, configured it, connected it to Shoutcast, pressed play and off it went.

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I got called away to help a neighbour with something & I was only gone 5 minutes IF that.

When I came back the stream was silent… Then I looked on the computer running SAM & an error message on Windows 7 said SAM Broadcaster had “Stopped working” you know, that really annoying error!

Nothing in the SAM Broadcaster error logs, Only this in Windows event viewer.

SAMBC.exe
2015.4.0.0
2a425e19
6.1.7601.17725
4ec49b60
c0000005
0001f79d
ef8
01d1161c5ed9d686
C:\Program Files\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe
0d85175a-8215-11e5-ac85-0800278378eb

“The SAM Broadcasting 2015.4 system has been downloaded & has crashed each time we have attempted 2 run a BETA test. Developing… #TeamDINO

(@DINONETRADIO) November 13, 2015

@spacial I downloaded the 2015-4 version of SAM Broadcaster and it crashed several times. Anyone else having issues?

(@TheCRV) November 12, 2015

 
So nothing has actually changed with SAM Broadcaster 2015 then? It’s still prone to crashing without warning and for no apparent reason.

I’m surprised the Spacial social media feeds aren’t lit up with complaints about this

“That’s saying they haven’t deleted the bad comments from the social media pages again”

 
Why do people still pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that clearly doesn’t work for what it was designed for.

I could understand people paying $$$ if Spacial Audio software worked as advertised but sadly yet again we come to the conclusion that FREE software outweighs SAM Broadcaster for stability & reliability.

I’ve yet to experience the same random crashing issues with RadioDJ free radio automation software.

I’ve used RadioDJ for around 5 years now I couldn’t ask for anymore from the program it does what it’s supposed to “Automate”

RadioDJ is far better programmed and will work for days/weeks/months without anyone keeping an eye on things.

“Gonna put that new PC to the test this year. Going to run and tweet 4 stations using RadioDJ on the same PC”

 
That’s another reason why RadioDJ is far superior to SAM Broadcaster… the fact you can run as many radio stations you want with the software.

I’ve not seen that use running 4 stations tweeting that any of his stations are ever offline.

If you want great reliability, stability & just a great piece of software then you need RadioDJ

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RadioDJ v1.8.2

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download the latest version of RadioDJ or Right click & “Save link as”)

I’m just hazarding a guess as to why Spacial Audio’s social media feed isn’t lit up with complaints.

I’m guessing a LOT of people are switching software to RadioDJ

Oh and despite what Spacial may have you believe in their blog posts.

FREE radio automation software isn’t your enemy! It’s your friend!

If you haven’t discovered RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for? Download & Install take it for a test drive today.

You might just be pleasantly surprised by how good RadioDJ is and you’ll wonder why you ever paid out $$$ for software such as SAM Broadcaster in the first place.

Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster

Someone recently did a search for “Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster” on this website.

It’s refreshing to see people searching for alternatives to SAM Broadcaster.

If you want a FREE program [LIKE] SAM Broadcaster then you need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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SAM Broadcaster Unhandled Exception (not enough Storage)

Just seen this topic on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

“SAM Broadcaster Unhandled Exception (not enough Storage)”

 
It seems a user was getting this error message as he was trying to add large amounts of music into SAM Broadcaster.

Message in Event log. Unhandled Exception (thread Creation Error Not enough storage available to process this command)

 
This SAM Broadcaster user sounds like he only managed to get 58,000 tracks of 88,000+ imported into SAM Broadcaster then the program wouldn’t let him add anymore.

Apparently the guys on StackOverflow say this is a Delphi problem with Heap Size exceeded.

“The storage referred to is NOT the hard disk storage but the available heap memory available to the SAMBC.exe process. It’s not even about any system-wide memory exhaustion, but a process limit. Not sure if there are any other scenarios where this might happen or how SAM Broadcaster looks internally (except that it was written in Delphi) This sounds like a memory leak error and only Spacial Developers could fix that.

 
So it’s just another major bug that has never been addressed within SAM Broadcaster? At least that’s how I read it.

I’ve not heard of anyone having trouble loading large amounts of music into other radio software and it’s database.

The SQL database in SAM Broadcaster has always been dodgy anyway.

It’s not the first time I’ve heard of someone struggling to load a large amount of tracks into the program.

This user could have his library imported with very little hassle if he switched to RadioDJ

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RadioDJ free radio automation software

I’ve never heard of RadioDJ suffering with huge memory leaks while importing music.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

AFIK There are no memory leaks within RadioDJ it’s a pretty reliable piece of software. One user had an uptime of 7.5 months.

It seems yet again SAM Broadcaster just isn’t doing the job it was designed for.

The guy has even tried a computer reboot and still cannot get tracks imported into SAM Broadcaster without the program crashing on him.

“Well I added a few more SAM Froze again (same error) I then rebooted my PC now I cannot do Tools->Maintenance->Verify songs as SAM Freezes part way through with a “stopped responding” message”

 
Why do people still pay Spacial Audio $$$ for badly programmed software that just doesn’t do the job it was designed for?

Now you’re starting to look desperate Spacial Audio

It’s been rare to see Spacial Audio tweet on Twitter.

They’re usually pretty quiet with very the occasional tweet saying “Happy To connect” when someone new follows them. That was until today.

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Over the last few hours we’ve watched the Spacial Audio marketing team SPAM their Twitter followers with stuff to do with SAM Broadcaster Cloud.

CAREFUL Spacial Audio your marketing department are starting to look desperate for sales now!

 
We wouldn’t blame people if they started unfollowing Spacial on Twitter.

You don’t just SPAM your followers in a bid to make a desperate sale for a product nobody wanted in the first place!

We keep hearing so many horror stories about Spacial SAM Broadcaster Cloud product. Frequent service outages seems to be the norm.

Some users stations have been off air over 12 hours sometimes because of it. Any wonder no one wants to sign up to it

Spacial Audio need to start listening to & give their customers what they actually want and that’s certainly NOT SAM Broadcaster Cloud.

What most users of SAM Broadcaster want is…

Software free from bugs.
Software that works without using almost all of the CPU.
Software that doesn’t constantly crash.
A support team who care!

 
Most users of software want a customer support team who actually want to help people & know what they are doing. Instead of the current team who just seem to send out the same old tired canned replies.

Spacial Audio support

“It’s becoming more & more obvious that things are starting to go downhill at Spacial Audio given the amount of money they keep losing in sales. If they hadn’t pissed off the majority of their loyal users they wouldn’t be in this predicament!

 
I can understand why they are worried TBH.

The amount of people downloading RadioDJ this past few months has been crazy.

I’ve said it before and I’ll damn well say it again.

“RadioDJ FREE radio automation software is very much the future of Internet radio automation software”

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

We’ve watched the downloads of RadioDJ creep up from around 20,000 downloads to just over 100,000

Little wonder Spacial Audio are starting to sound oh so desperate for sales?

Stop Spamming people Spacial Audio although it’s something your quite good at when you’re NOT getting your own way all of the time isn’t it?

We’ve told them to bugger off in the past with spam emails we ended up having to block/filter their email addresses.

You can guarantee their marketing department will not take a blind bit of notice.

Give it up Spacial Audio you will never win customers when there is better FREE software that works better than anything your development team seem to be able to code.

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