Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

DSP encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

SAM Broadcaster 2015 Crashes!

This morning I thought I’d install & see if anything has actually changed with the latest version of SAM Broadcaster 2015

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.

When I came back the stream was silent… Then I looked on the computer running SAM & an error message on Windows 7 said SAM Broadcaster had “Stopped working” you know, that really annoying error!

Nothing in the SAM Broadcaster error logs, Only this in Windows event viewer.

SAMBC.exe
2015.4.0.0
2a425e19
6.1.7601.17725
4ec49b60
c0000005
0001f79d
ef8
01d1161c5ed9d686
C:\Program Files\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe
0d85175a-8215-11e5-ac85-0800278378eb

“The SAM Broadcasting 2015.4 system has been downloaded & has crashed each time we have attempted 2 run a BETA test. Developing… #TeamDINO

(@DINONETRADIO) November 13, 2015

@spacial I downloaded the 2015-4 version of SAM Broadcaster and it crashed several times. Anyone else having issues?

(@TheCRV) November 12, 2015

 
So nothing has actually changed with SAM Broadcaster 2015 then? It’s still prone to crashing without warning and for no apparent reason.

I’m surprised the Spacial social media feeds aren’t lit up with complaints about this

“That’s saying they haven’t deleted the bad comments from the social media pages again”

 
Why do people still pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that clearly doesn’t work for what it was designed for.

I could understand people paying $$$ if Spacial Audio software worked as advertised but sadly yet again we come to the conclusion that FREE software outweighs SAM Broadcaster for stability & reliability.

I’ve yet to experience the same random crashing issues with RadioDJ free radio automation software.

I’ve used RadioDJ for around 5 years now I couldn’t ask for anymore from the program it does what it’s supposed to “Automate”

RadioDJ is far better programmed and will work for days/weeks/months without anyone keeping an eye on things.

“Gonna put that new PC to the test this year. Going to run and tweet 4 stations using RadioDJ on the same PC”

 
That’s another reason why RadioDJ is far superior to SAM Broadcaster… the fact you can run as many radio stations you want with the software.

I’ve not seen that use running 4 stations tweeting that any of his stations are ever offline.

If you want great reliability, stability & just a great piece of software then you need RadioDJ

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RadioDJ v1.8.2

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

(Click on the logo to download the latest version of RadioDJ or Right click & “Save link as”)

I’m just hazarding a guess as to why Spacial Audio’s social media feed isn’t lit up with complaints.

I’m guessing a LOT of people are switching software to RadioDJ

Oh and despite what Spacial may have you believe in their blog posts.

FREE radio automation software isn’t your enemy! It’s your friend!

If you haven’t discovered RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for? Download & Install take it for a test drive today.

You might just be pleasantly surprised by how good RadioDJ is and you’ll wonder why you ever paid out $$$ for software such as SAM Broadcaster in the first place.

Start Your Internet Radio Station with RadioDJ

Q: Have you ever wanted to start your own online Internet radio station?

 
Internet radio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice.

Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.

It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station. (Not misleading!)

Yes you heard that right! You can start your Internet radio station for FREE with RadioDJ (Yes it’s really FREE)

You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ is a fully fledged radio studio automation package which once installed and configured works rather well at automating music/jingles/promos, Which of course is what the program was designed to do.

RadioDJ can be left alone for long periods of time to do what it does best.

Follow this link to a easy to follow tutorial on How to setup RadioDJ

You can find some other handy radio software downloads on this page

If you have any issues setting RadioDJ up you can find help on the Community Forums

After you’ve installed RadioDJ you will then need a Shoutcast or Icecast server to stream to.

Shoutcast DNAS server page

You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for “Free Streaming servers”

Alternatively you can pay a Shoutcast/icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month. Do your research on Google and steer clear of hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”

“There is NO such thing as unlimited listener slots! All servers max out their bandwidth/processing power eventually”

 
Make your station unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful online Internet radio station.

Tip: Be patient don’t expect to learn everything within 5 minutes, Like every hobby it will take time to get used to what does what.

Please Note: In order to be Legal in your country of origin you will need a licence to stream music on the Internet.

Happy streaming!

Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster

Someone recently did a search for “Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster” on this website.

It’s refreshing to see people searching for alternatives to SAM Broadcaster.

If you want a FREE program [LIKE] SAM Broadcaster then you need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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88% Off SAM Broadcaster?

I’ve woken up this morning and just checked Twitter & I saw this Tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

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“88% off SAM Broadcaster… (Start Your Own Internet Radio Station course coupon – $10)”

 
Wait a minute! Just how misleading is that tweet?

Most people will read it as 88% off SAM Broadcaster. They won’t read it as 88% off a course on how to run a radio station with SAM Broadcaster.

I hate posts on social media that mislead people. Don’t fall for scams like this.

“You’ll only end up looking silly as well as being out of pocket”

 
You don’t even need to pay for software to start an online radio station. You just need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

radiodj-screenshot-compressor

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

People also don’t need to pay out $$$ to learn how to do Internet radio.

“You don’t have to pay for a course on how to work a piece of software. Search Google & Forums for tips & tricks on how to broadcast on the internet the info is out there for FREE if you search hard enough.

 

SAM Broadcaster Free Version?

Q: Where can I find a FREE version of SAM Broadcaster?
A: There is NO such thing as a free copy of SAM Broadcaster it costs $299 to buy

 
(Even then you don’t own the software outright you only lease it!)

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However there is a totally FREE solution (No Hidden fees No Catches)

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RadioDJ doesn’t require registration keys or activation’s to work the full program.

Plus RadioDJ can do everything SAM Broadcaster does ONLY BETTER!

Reasons to use RadioDJ over a pirated version of SAM?

1) Auto DJ function, based on category and subcategory rotation for 24/7 automation;
2) Streaming to Shoutcast/Icecast via a plugin;
3) Great sound via the built in sound processing;
4) Runs on standard PC hardware with at least 1000 MHz CPU and 512 MB RAM;
5) Stability RadioDJ can run for weeks/months and rarely crashes
6) Supports saving and loading play-lists (.m3u and database);
7) Large library support, some database options in SAM only allow 20,000 songs;
8) Now playing artist-title exported to text file, web or serial (by plugin);
9) Works on Windows 10 unlike certain versions of SAM;

 
That’s just a few reasons why you should use RadioDJ free radio automation software.

For a more comprehensive list of RadioDJ features please visit this LINK

You should only need one reason to use RadioDJ and that’s the fact it’s 100% FREE! (Not misleading!)

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

Looking for FREE versions of SAM Broadcaster? You won’t find them and using a warez/pirated copy makes you look like an amateur in the world of online radio. Stop looking for pirated software!

SAM Broadcaster free version… Never in a month of Sundays!

It’s Just Laziness

When you pay a subscription for a piece of software you would at least expect an update once a month or so.

Sadly this is not the case with Spacial Audio.

I know they are taking peoples money for 2015 subscriptions but they have yet to deliver a version of SAM Broadcaster in 2015.

I’m also acutely aware that Spacial have started beta testing a Mac version of SAM Broadcaster.

But so far in 2015 they appear to all intents and purpose appear to be ignoring their windows users.

It’s just laziness on the part of the developers of the software.

Stop paying for a yearly subscription for SAM Broadcaster & start using RadioDJ free radio automation software.

At least RadioDJ is developed by someone who gives a damn about the software and it’s users. There are regular updates for RadioDJ

Spacial Audio really need to drop the lazy attitude and start giving customers what they want.

BUT WE WON’T HOLD OUR BREATH ON THAT ONE!

Budding Radio DJ

Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?

Starting doing Internet radio as a hobby can be daunting at first but when you get used to streaming it can be a great hobby to have.

If you’re a Budding Radio DJ and are looking to get started then may I suggest a few pieces of software to use that won’t cost you a penny.

In order to start streaming on the internet you will need the following…

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