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 $$$ for badly programmed software that just doesn’t do the job it was designed for?
It’s YOU who has the distinct “Lack of Support” Spacial Audio!
Not a week goes by without us seeing some customer of yours complaining on social media that your Support department haven’t replied to their support ticket/query & sometimes it’s taken you over a week to reply to a user having problems with your software.
So you can cut that piece of bullshit out for starters.
It really annoys me when the Spacial Audio marketing department try and pull a stunt like this because they’re “worried” by the amount of $$$ they’re losing in sales to RadioDJ!
(Over $29,603,990 at the last count)
Everyone knows that RadioDJ is the FUTURE of radio automation software.
Free radio automation software isn’t as BAD as Spacial Audio are trying to make out!
The free alternatives work far better than the paid for solutions such as SAM Broadcaster.
You only have to search this website to learn just how bad SAM Broadcaster is as a piece of software.
“We’ve used RadioDJ for around 5 years now and haven’t had any issues with stability or reliability and we haven’t had to pay for any upgrades or new features”
The clue is in the name “RadioDJ FREE radio automation software”
RadioDJ is FREE will remain FREE for the foreseeable future…
Stop telling LIES about free software not being “as good” Spacial Audio it sounds like a desperate bid to make a sale of your software.
People can see through corporate bullshit you know!
RadioDJ is completely 100% FREE with No catches despite what Spacial Audio might say…
You might want to take that blog post down Spacial as it’s full of lies from start to finish.
FREE software isn’t anyone’s enemy!
Update!: A few hours after I posted this blog post it seems Spacial Audio changed the wording of their blog post! If that doesn’t show paranoia nothing does!
Guess you were in the wrong all along eh Spacial?
P.S: Spacial If you’re really struggling to sell your software then maybe you should make SAM Broadcaster FREE and only charge for stuff like SAM Broadcaster Cloud.
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.
Recently read a post on a forum where someone was listing the radio software they had worked with over the years.
When it came to SAM Broadcaster he had this to say.
“I don’t care what anyone says there is so much evidence that this piece of software was never intended for radio it is buggy and crashes and has no place in a radio studio”
We’ve had SAM Broadcaster crash on us more than once while trying to run a radio stream.
Back when SAM Broadcaster was on v2.7.9 it crashed that often that it ended up losing me my regular slot on a radio station. Which in turn made me doubt my ability to manage a live show. Gee thanks for that SAM you piece of S**T!
You see it’s not just us that think SAM Broadcaster isn’t fit for purpose in the world of radio automation software.
It’s getting on for 15 years since I was first introduced to SAM Broadcaster. SAM Broadcaster still has the same bugs/problems the program had back in 2003.
Our biggest bug bears about the problems with SAM Broadcaster:
The database goes wrong with tables randomly crashing.
The encoders buffered a lot even with a decent upload speed.
Clockwheel rotations failed to load tracks even though they had enough music to choose from.
The program randomly crashed without warning.
PAL scripts used far too much CPU sometimes locking the PC up.
SAM Broadcaster has never been a program you could use to run a professional radio station with.
It was designed for hobby broadcasters who maybe get 10/15 listeners but not for a station that has 100’s or 1000’s of listeners.
As the original post stated “It is buggy and crashes”
When we used SAM we had to keep a constant watch over it just to make sure it hadn’t crashed or stopped encoding.
There are better options for streaming a radio station with nowadays.