Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.
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.
“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”
This search query popped up recently on my dashboard under user searches.
“How to Crack 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,
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
(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.
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
RadioDJ free radio automation software
I’ve never heard of RadioDJ suffering with huge memory leaks while importing music.
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?
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.
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.
“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”
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.