Arrr!! There Be Pirates!

Pirate radio stations are nothing new they’ve been on the go since the 1960s with Radio Caroline etc…

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I can still remember two Scunthorpe DJ’s attempt at a pirate radio station. It was called WLNG & Broadcast on 104.9 FM on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the late 1980s.

There’s very little information about WLNG on Google just a couple of mentions in articles.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:18 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster 2015 Crashes!

This morning I thought I’d install & see if anything changed with the latest version of SAM Broadcaster.

Sadly it hasn’t.

I started SAM Broadcaster 2015.4 up, configured it, connected it to Shoutcast, pressed play and off it went.

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I got called away to help a neighbour with something & I was only gone 5 minutes IF that.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:25 PM Europe/London

Web Hosting But Only If Your A Sam Broadcaster User?

An advert popped up on a forum a couple of days back for Shoutcast Streaming’s samPHPweb & samHTMLweb Web Hosting package.

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Is it just me or does the advert actually sound like they only want to host your website if your a SAM Broadcaster user?

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:37 PM Europe/London

They Said No One Would Read This…

It’s just a little over 4 years since I first started this blog.

I initially set this website up to let off steam about SAM Broadcaster which I’ve had no end of problems with over the years.

In that time I’ve also documented just how badly Spacial Audio treat their customers.

Nothing ever changes when it comes to Spacial Audio they don’t care about their software!

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:39 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Free Full Version?

The searches we see on the Google analytics dashboard for this blog make us laugh some days.

Others searches make me think I need to do a blog post about that…

“SAM Broadcaster Free Full Version”

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:19 PM Europe/London

Stand Alone Encoding Software

With RadioDJ you have a couple of options when it comes to streaming.

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You can either use a Plugin or you can use a standalone piece of encoding software.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:06 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Not Built For Relaying A Stream?

SAM Broadcaster Not Built for Relaying a Stream?

So even though the program is called “Streaming Audio Manager” It’s not actually built for relaying a stream through?

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:06 PM Europe/London

Song Title Updater

Song Title Updater

This is a useful tool if you are using encoding software which doesn’t support title updating.
 
It’s easy enough to configure and use.

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1) Download and unzip This folder
2) Unzip & place the .exe file on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
3) Create a blank folder on the C:\ drive called “Titles” (Make sure it has the correct read/write permissions)
4) Point the title updater to the titles directory.
5) Enter your Shoutcast/Icecast server details. Click server type for Icecast or shoutcast v1 or v2.
6) If your radio software has a NowPlaying.txt or similar select text file and browse to where the .txt file is.
7) Click start and if all goes to plan you should have automatic title updates.

 
Just rinse and repeat if you have multiple servers to update the titles on.

Give the other instances of the program a different name (e.g: songtitleup2.exe)

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

Last updated on: January 22nd, 2017
at 14:49 PM Europe/London

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