SAM Broadcaster High CPU Usage?

Q: Have you ever noticed the amount of CPU/memory that SAM Broadcaster uses?

Users have reported that they cannot run SAM Broadcaster without it maxing out their CPU.

“I’m running a machine with 2GB RAM and SAM Broadcaster is taking most of the memory and the CPU is up at 70%-80% making the PC sluggish.

 
Ever since SAM Broadcaster v2.x.x the program has always required huge amounts of the CPU/memory.

SAM Broadcaster always has been a resource hog no matter how much processing power your PC had.

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SAM Broadcaster Lots of Bugs?

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.

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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.

Namely Radio DJ free radio automation software.

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We can just leave RadioDJ to the streaming without having to worry or keep checking to see if it’s still streaming.

“SAM Broadcaster has no place in the world of radio automation software”

 
SAM was a product conceived & designed in 1999 by some college students & hasn’t seen a great deal of development since 2003.

We’ve tried the newer versions and it just seems to be the same OLD program with very few new additions.

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If people stopped paying Spacial Audio for their products then maybe Triton Digital would get the message that SAM Broadcaster isn’t wanted anymore.

STOP buying SAM Broadcaster from Spacial Audio. You are only paying them to make even more bad bug ridden software

SAM Broadcaster Clockwheel Failure

Just seen a post on the Spacial forums from a user complaining that they have had a “SAM Broadcaster clockwheel failure”

When a clockwheel failure happens in the program, SAM Broadcaster only plays station ID’s instead of playing music from the categories the user has specified within the clockwheel rotation setup.

This has been a huge problem with SAM Broadcaster ever since the early versions of the SAM Broadcaster 2.x.x series.

SAM Broadcaster Clockwheel

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Why is SAM Broadcaster Crashing?

Someone recently made a search “Why is my SAM Broadcaster crashing?”

We’ve also noticed these search terms pop up on our dashboard.

“SAM Broadcaster 4.9.1 crashes on Windows 10”
“SAM Broadcaster crashing windows 7”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes after one song”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes without warning”
“SAM Broadcaster Pro keeps crashing after a few songs”
“SAM Broadcaster keeps freezing”

We often see people saying things like this about the lack of stability with SAM Broadcaster.

“We’re running SAM Broadcaster Pro on Windows 7, It often crashes and sometimes won’t restart after a computer reboot which means we have to reinstall the program from scratch”

 
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“I have SAM Pro on two laptops neither will work because of constant problems with your software crashing”

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SAM Broadcaster the Fisher Price of Radio Automation?

I saw a tweet a while back about SAM Broadcaster & I have to say it made me laugh out loud.

“SAM Broadcaster is the Fisher Price of radio automation and shouldn’t be used by anybody

 
Personally I think that’s an insult to Fisher Price products at least their record player, radio & tape deck worked!

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