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

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station

Time To Create Your Own Internet Radio Station?

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Have you ever wanted to stream online? It’s NOT as difficult as you might think to start your own Internet radio station.

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Last updated on: September 25th, 2016
at 09:51 AM Europe/London

Fake Stats On Shoutcast?

Fake Stats on Shoutcast?

A year and a half after this article was originally written I still don’t get it!

Search term used on Google analytics “Buy fake shoutcast listener script”

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Why is it that some stations on Shoutcast seem to want to fake their listener stats?

Shoutcast listings

As you can see from the picture the topstations are claiming to have 13,000 listeners.

When I looked at their PLS file they appear to have a cluster of shoutcast servers all on the same IP range all with around 80/90 listeners.

It’s not exactly rocket science to work out that listener figures somewhere are being messed around with.

It seems to me that it’s not just that one station but quite a few meddling with their listener figures.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen online radio station owners blatantly lying about their listener figures.

A couple of years ago one station owner was bragging that he had 20,000 listeners a week.

When I monitored his shoutcast server the peak was about 46 listeners.

Why bother faking stats? It will only make you and your so called online radio station look silly.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:57 PM Europe/London

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.

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“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.

Last updated on: March 4th, 2016
at 13:50 PM Europe/London

Arrr!! There Be Pirates!

Pirate radio stations are nothing new they’ve been on the go since the 1960s with Radio Caroline etc…

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I can still remember two Scunthorpe DJ’s attempt at a pirate radio station. It was called WLNG & Broadcast on 104.9 FM on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the late 1980s.

There’s very little information about WLNG on Google just a couple of mentions in articles.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:18 PM Europe/London

Start Your Internet Radio Station With Radiodj

Q: Have you ever wanted to start your own online Internet radio station?

“Internetradio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice”

 
Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.

“It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station” (Not misleading!)

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:32 PM Europe/London

Web Hosting But Only If Your A Sam Broadcaster User?

An advert popped up on a forum a couple of days back for Shoutcast Streaming’s samPHPweb & samHTMLweb Web Hosting package.

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Is it just me or does the advert actually sound like they only want to host your website if your a SAM Broadcaster user?

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:37 PM Europe/London

Stand Alone Encoding Software

With RadioDJ you have a couple of options when it comes to streaming.

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You can either use a Plugin or you can use a standalone piece of encoding software.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:06 PM Europe/London

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