Lazy SQL Programming.

I keep seeing posts on the Spacial forums from users having headaches with SAM Broadcaster and MySQL.

This is nothing new I’ve written about the SQL structure in SAM Broadcaster being badly written before.

Users are being told they cannot use MySQL 5.6 and have to use 5.5 instead.

That just screams Lazy SQL programming to me.

The SAM Broadcaster SQL tables haven’t really changed for over 6 years and the database is prone to crashing.

Where as RadioDJ will work with MySQL 5.6 and the tables don’t crash like the SAM Broadcaster ones do.

If you are having SQL headaches with SAM do yourself a favour uninstall SAM and Install RadioDJ free radio automation software instead & you’ll be better off in the long run.

The database tables in RadioDJ rarely seem to crash or need a repair.

We know of users who have had RadioDJ running for 6 months without so much as a hiccup.

People need to wise up to the fact Spacial Audio just take people’s money for their software without actually doing any work to upgrade their SQL tables or the software itself.

My advice as always is Don’t pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that isn’t up to the job.

You won’t get any support when things go badly wrong with your database.

Spacial should be worried.

So we’re nearly out of the beta stage with the new version of RadioDJ v1.6.3.2 it seems to be really stable and runs like a dream.

Spacial Audio should really start getting worried as RadioDJ is now 100% better than SAM Broadcaster ever could be.

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With various plugins for RadioDJ now you have a fully fledged next generation radio automation program.

It now has streaming capabilities with the encoding plugin.

With the sound processing plugin you shouldn’t need any external processing like Breakaway/Stereo tool.

There is just the online request system to come and “Bang” you have a rival to SAM Broadcaster!

So what would you rather do?

A) Pay $299 upwards for a copy of SAM Broadcaster and wait years for new features?

B) Use a free program such as Radio DJ? Which has new features added with every release?

We know which option we would pick. Option B RadioDJ all the way,

RadioDJ is absolutely fantastic and for a FREE program you cant really go wrong.

(Yes it really is free despite what some software blogs may tell you)

Seriously ditch SAM Broadcaster and start using RadioDJ

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

You’ll be glad you made the switch!

Explains a lot about SAM broadcaster

So the truth is finally out. We now know the reason SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x series won’t work on Windows 8/10.

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It would appear SAM Broadcaster is written is Borland/Embarcadero Delphi. A programming language that most developers abandoned years ago.

Most software developers write stuff in C++ now or C# these days, That explains a lot about SAM Broadcaster

It’s also possibly why the program is so prone to crashing and hogging so many system resources.

We always knew there was something about the program being badly designed and thanks to a disgruntled Spacial customer it’s been revealed.

Who on earth uses Borland/Embarcadero Delphi?

It’s almost akin to using Front page for websites.

Our advice to anyone thinking about buying SAM Broadcaster from Spacial Audio is: DON’T DO IT!

You will only be paying Spacial to make even more bad software. Switch to RadioDJinstead.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

Radio DJ is free and is written for .NET and works on XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 10 & it doesn’t crash or whinge like SAM Broadcaster does.

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