SAM Broadcaster vs RadioDJ

SAM Broadcaster vs RadioDJ which piece of software wins?

SAM Broadcaster vs RadioDJ

Someone asked me to do a comparison between the 2 pieces of software a while back.

SAM Broadcaster Pro/Studio (Streaming Audio Manager) Price: $299/$699

SAM Broadcaster

Requires Online Activation: Yes
Requires Registration Keys: Yes
Supported OS: XP/Vista/7/8/10 (Older 4.x.x versions won’t work on Windows 8/10)
Supported File types: mp3/wma/ogg/flac/m4a/aac/wav
Streaming: Built in encoders which are prone to buffering.
Supported Databases: MySQL/Firebird/PostgreSQL/MS SQL
Stability: Very poor reliability. Users frequently report the program crashes or freezes without warning.
Ease of use: Can be difficult to setup & there are complicated (PAL) scripts to learn.
Support: After you buy the product there is very poor customer service
Restrictions: You can only run 1 radio station per SAM Broadcaster licence with certain versions of SAM you can only stream to one service.

RadioDJ (Free Radio Automation Software) Price: $0.00 FREE/Gratis

RadioDJ

Requires Online Activation: No
Requires Registration Keys: No
Supported OS: XP/Vista/7/8/10 (Works great on Windows 10)
Supported File Types: mp3/wma/ogg/flac/m4a/wav/ac3 (other formats can be added by using BASS add-ons from un4seen.com)
Streaming: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming can be done via a plugin or alternatively you can use a stand alone encoding program.
Supported Databases: MySQL (The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple)
Stability: RadioDJ can run for weeks and months without requiring a restart.
Ease of Use: Once setup RadioDJ is easy to use, like most software it can take time to get used to what the program does.
Support: If you run into an issue with RadioDJ you can get great support on the Community Forums
Restrictions: NONE! You can use the software where you want when you want.

So there you have it. We’ve compared the 2 pieces of software just as someone asked us to.

We still come to the same conclusion everytime.

“We feel SAM Broadcaster isn’t worth the $299 Spacial Audio charge for the program. We really can’t see where the ‘Value’ is”

 
Actually did we need to write a blog post to tell people that?

Also despite Spacial Audio’s claims about free radio automation software RadioDJ is 100% FREE (NO hidden fees or catches)

RadioDJ is available for use by any DJ or radio station anywhere in the world, You can run multiple stations/streams from the same PC alongside virtual audio cables if you so desire.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

There have been over 100,000 downloads of RadioDJ v1.8.2.

P.S: Can we just dispel a MYTH about RadioDJ free radio automation software?

“Being free RadioDJ may be buggy and unreliable compared to software which you pay for”

 
The person who wrote that statement was Wrong! RadioDJ isn’t full of bugs it’s quite a stable & incredibly reliable program!

234 days was the up-time for one RadioDJ user (That’s approx 7.5 months)

RadioDJ has been really reliable & stable in the 5+ years we’ve used the software. It has NEVER let us down & it’s certainly not crashed during a live show.

It’s always been a problem with the PC/Hardware or Windows updates that meant a restart of the program.

Once setup and working RadioDJ will work as an automation program should.

Make the switch to RadioDJ today you’ll be glad you did!

Cracked Versions of SAM Broadcaster

Cracked Versions of SAM Broadcaster?

We’ve noticed a rise in people offering & searching for illegal cracked versions of SAM Broadcaster.

Over 10,000 people have actively looked for a SAM Broadcaster patch/key/crack in the last year according to Google analytics!

“It seems people think it’s OK to have cracked/pirated versions of SAM Broadcaster”

 
No it isn’t! As SAM Broadcaster costs a lot of $$$ to subscribe to.

Why bother with an illegal/cracked/warez copy of SAM Broadcaster anyway?

SAM Crack

You won’t be able to crack/patch the newer versions of SAM Broadcaster no matter how hard you try. Spacial Audio have coded something into the newer versions of SAM, To stop it from being altered/cracked.

“Plus the Spacial Audio 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.”

 
By downloading cracked/pirated copies of software you are also opening your PC up to attacks from ransom-ware/malware or other evil nasty Trojans and viruses.

Most of the SAM Broadcaster patches we tested in the past had some really nasty malware in them.

 

You don’t need a SAM Broadcaster Crack when you have RadioDJ

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Save yourself the hassle of having a version of SAM Broadcaster that will always crash on you and download RadioDJ by clicking on the picture below.

“Radio DJ is a FREE studio automation program & it does a far better job at radio automation than any cracked/warez/pirated versions of SAM Broadcaster ever could”

 

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As” to download the zip file to your PC)

You can find out how to install RadioDJ Here

No keys – No patches – No warez

Just free software that will never let you down.

You wouldn’t want someone holding your PC to ransom just because you’ve downloaded a cracked version of some really dodgy software now would you?

Besides NO ONE likes a software pirate.

Setup a free radio station with SAM Broadcaster?

Saw someone tweet this on Twitter recently.

“How to setup a free radio station with SAM Broadcaster”

 
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The tweet with a link took me to a video on YouTube which was supposed to be a tutorial for something.

Then another link at the bottom of the video then took me to the DJSoft/RadioBoss website.

Which in turn meant it was a marketing ploy for DJSoft to try and shift his overpriced software. (Nice try!)

The original tweet was somewhat misleading anyway…

You cannot setup a FREE radio station with SAM Broadcaster as the program costs $299-$699 so therefore is not FREE!

 
There is only one truly FREE radio automation package on the market and that is RadioDJ

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

You don’t even need a serial key or crack patch in order to work RadioDJ.

If your just planning on setting up an online radio station I would highly suggest you use RadioDJ.

RadioDJ out performs all the other paid for automation packages such as SAM Broadcaster and even RadioBoss.

You’ll be thankful when you haven’t paid $$$ for software that may not have worked as advertised anyway.

Next time I see someone Tweet “How to setup a free radio station with SAM Broadcaster?”

I’ll Tweet them back with the word “Bullshit”

Stability? RadioDJ has that in Spades

I’ve been into Internet radio for a long time now. In all those years I’ve learnt a lot of things about streaming on the Internet.

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It’s been a fun thing to learn about. Other times it’s been hard work because software wasn’t doing the job it was designed for.

“The biggest issue we’ve encountered when it came to the Internet radio automation software offerings has always been the lack of stability or reliability, We could never get a stream to hold up for longer than 2 days with certain software”

 
We don’t appear to have that problem with *RadioDJ FREE radio automation software.

We began using RadioDJ v1.3.7.0 about 5 and a half years ago now and that worked like a Trojan running our stream.

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The newer versions of RadioDJ are far more powerful than 1.3.7.0 was.

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RadioDJ just sits quietly in the background automating my local music stream. (Gave up running an online stream ages ago)

“We know of one user who has gone 234 days (Roughly 7.5 months) without having to restart RadioDJ”

 
So if you’re looking for a stable & reliable DJ program for use on Internet radio then RadioDJ is what you need.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download RadioDJ or right click and “Save Link As” to download it to your PC)

Once you get past the Installation of RadioDJ the program just runs and runs without the need for a restart.

Usually the only reason RadioDJ needs a restart is because of Windows updates.

We’ve tried nearly all the available software for Internet radio and nothing comes close to RadioDJ.

Stability? RadioDJ has that in “Spades” – Try it for yourself today, It’s 100% FREE so you have nothing to lose by trying it…

*RadioDJ free radio automation really is FREE (NOT Misleading)

Free Radio Broadcast Automation Software

I like some of the searches I see coming from Google analytics. One used over the past few days was “free radio broadcast automation software”

I’m guessing they were probably looking for an alternative to another well known radio automation program.

If you’re in the market for some FREE radio broadcasting software.

Then you need RadioDJ FREE radio automation software.

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RadioDJ is a pretty fantastic piece of kit we’ve used it for around 5 years now.

Considering it’s free it comes packed with some pretty awesome features.

1) It’s 100% FREE with NO keys, No catches, No online activations or restrictions on use.
2) RadioDJ is so reliable and it will run for weeks/months without a need of a reboot.
3) Great support via the Community Forums.
4) Great sound via the built in sound processing.
5) It’s really simple to create or manage playlists, rotations and events.
6) Music library support. You can create and add as many categories/subcategories you need.

There are more great reasons like the “Online request system” or the “Plugins for streaming” but we will let you download and install RadioDJ and play with it and see for yourself.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

A quick & easy to follow tutorial on setting RadioDJ up can be found Here

Of course should you have any issues setting things up then just head to the RadioDJ Community Forums for more help and advice.

Top Tip: Try searching the RadioDJ forums for an answer to your problem.

There’s a good chance your question has been answered a few times before!

You really don’t need to spend $$$ on online radio software EVER again. RadioDJ is FREE radio broadcast software that will perform like a star.

You Don’t Have to be a Radio DJ to use RadioDJ

As you probably know by now I swear by RadioDJ free radio automation software.

Although while it’s primarily built for use in a radio studio, You don’t have to be a Radio DJ to use the program.

It also works great for automating your music collection at home.

We currently use it for automating music in & around the flat.

With the built in request system it could also be used as a solution for Jukebox in a pub/bar.

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If you’ve converted your CD’s to mp3/FLAC or other supported formats and you’re looking for a program that is easy to manage and great at automating your music collection then RadioDJ is the program you need.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

It’s not really that difficult to get RadioDJ up and running.

You just need to follow some Basic Instructions and have a bit of patience.

Once you have RadioDJ installed and working you can then start importing music into the program.

From the options menu you will probably need to go into “Categories” to edit the categories you want your music to appear in.

Once you’ve sorted out categories and imported the music.

Then you will need to setup custom rotations.

Example:

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After you’ve done that and the music is playing away nicely then the job is almost done.

When you create a rotation in Option>Tracks Rotation you have the option to save it into the database. Give it a memorable name.

If you want different styles of music at different times of day then you would use events to load the track rotation of your choice at a set time.

Events can be found by clicking on the “big bar” at the bottom of RadioDJ or via Option>Events

Once you have all that sorted you can keep playing with rotations and playlists until you have your music collection fully automated.

Top Tip: Don’t expect to learn everything about RadioDJ in the space of a week. It will take time to get used to what things do within the program.

Once you get used to what RadioDJ can do you’ll love just how easy it is to use.

Who knows you might end up wanting to become a Radio DJ yourself?

LED Studio Clock

A simple but effective LED clock for your studio.

  

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This simple yet effective LED clock is just the thing for most studios, you probably have a spare monitor lying around you could hook it up.

You can download the .exe file Here

Unzip & run the file as you would any other program.

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

MP3Gain

When you convert CDs to mp3 do you sometimes notice they are ripped at different volume levels? Then you need MP3gain this handy utility can volume level all of the mp3 files in your music library, without losing the original quality!

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The default volume level is usually 89.0db we recommend you leave it at that.

“If you have a large mp3 library it may take a while to scan and volume level all your tracks”

 
After your tracks are all volume levelled you should notice your music audio output is always at a constant level rather than one file being too loud and another quiet.

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

p.s: You may find it runs slow on Windows 10 there isn’t a lot we can do about that.

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