Now You Really Are Taking The Piss Spacial Audio

I saw SAM Broadcaster v2015.5 was available for download this morning.

So I downloaded it from my usual source. Haven’t had chance to test it properly yet but I’d imagine it’s just as unstable as v2015.4 was.

SAM Broadcaster 2015.5

I can’t help but notice that the “read me” changelog only lists one change (again)

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Last updated on: October 23rd, 2016
at 10:18 AM Europe/London

Stop Trolling Me!

Just a friendly reminder: If you’re going to attempt to troll me on social media or the internet get “your” facts straight first!

Troll Mad

I’m getting a little bit fed up with people having a go at me because of my views & experiences with a certain piece of software.

Just because SAM Broadcaster hasn’t caused you any problems, it doesn’t mean other people had the same smooth experience.

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Last updated on: October 23rd, 2016
at 10:24 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Won’t Open After Reboot

Saw a post on the Spacial Audio forums.

“Help SAM Broadcaster won’t open after reboot”

 
SAM Broadcaster stopped working

SAM Broadcaster going wrong is nothing new. In the past we’ve had to uninstall and reinstall SAM Broadcaster after the program went wrong and wouldn’t start up after a reboot of the computer.

This has happened to us on many occasions on different operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:37 PM Europe/London

Sorry I Can’t Do My Show Sam Broadcaster Crashed

While doing my usual bits n pieces recently on Twitter, I came across tweets from a couple of SAM Broadcaster users who had to cancel their live shows because SAM Broadcaster wasn’t working.

“Sorry ya’ll but I cant run my show today because my SAM broadcaster is not working I have to get it fixed”

 
Then there’s this

“Sorry there’s no way I’ll get this fixed in time, SAM Broadcaster won’t cooperate”

 
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Last updated on: April 3rd, 2017
at 13:24 PM Europe/London

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

The Message Is Getting Through?

I’ve been collating stats again.

I wanted to find out how many people had viewed the “SAM Broadcaster Key” post on this site.

I’ll admit It gave me a shock when I saw the figure.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 15:46 PM Europe/London

You’re Just Making Stuff Up?

We’ve been accused of “Making up the problems about SAM Broadcaster”

Nope not lying or making anything up, things really are as bad as they seem with SAM Broadcaster

The problems documented on this website are just a few of the reasons as to why we think the software isn’t worth the $$$ Spacial Audio charge for it.

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Last updated on: February 12th, 2016
at 13:35 PM Europe/London

Sam Brodcaster Can’t Tell The Time

When it comes to Internet radio we find it’s always best to use .mp3 files ripped at 320kbps CBR (constant bit rate)

You would then expect those files should then show the correct duration in the audio software you are using.

Alas It would appear SAM Broadcaster has issues with the duration of some files.

This user has tried converting and even rerecording the track and the program still shows the incorrect countdown/remaining time.

SAM Broadcaster wrong length on mp3 files

As you can see from the picture below SAM Broadcaster thinks “The Beatles” tracks all have rather long duration times.

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This has been a problem within SAM Broadcaster since the early days (v2.7.7) even with properly ripped .mp3 files.

I’ve found if SAM Broadcaster doesn’t like an .mp3 file it tends to show the time as ??:??

One of the SVS volunteers has even tried to blame it on the users badly ripped .mp3 files.

It’s NOT the way your music files are ripped it’s very much a SAM Broadcaster problem.

I’d imagine it also does this with the other supported file formats.

RadioDJ doesn’t tend to have this issue with properly ripped tracks.

RadioDJ detects and shows the correct duration/time for of all of them.

RadioDJ has a far better track/cue point editor & you can use custom intro/fade out markers.

RadioDJCuePointEdit

This is just another reason to ditch SAM Broadcaster if the program can’t do something as simple as show the correct duration of files.

It’s another problem that the Spacial Audio development team are probably aware of but NOT in a hurry to fix.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:20 PM Europe/London

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