RadioDJ & Altacast Are Separate Programs

There appears to be some confusion about Altacast encoding software it seems people thought it was connected to RadioDJ.

“Nope! Altacast is/was coded by a completely different person who seems to have disappeared off the Internet”

Important: Altacast Plugin for RadioDJ will NOT function with RadioDJ v2.0.0 you’ll be stuck on v1.8.2 if you wish to keep using that UNSUPPORTED plugin.

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Last updated on: 23rd July 2018
at 17:11 PM Europe/London

This Program Is Provided “As Is” (RadioDJ)

I feel I need to clarify a few things to those people who keep demanding that I help them with RadioDJ setup issues.

I swear some people expect far too much from a free piece of software… It might help if they read the RadioDJ licence agreement

“This program is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchant-ability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you”

When something goes wrong with RadioDJ we don’t have to give technical help or advice… We do 99.8% of the time because we care enough about the software.

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Last updated on: 27th July 2018
at 14:05 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Cloud (Outages)

We keep seeing posts from lots of frustrated SAM Broadcaster Cloud customers.

SAM Broadcaster Cloud outage 3

“On Saturday night all the Live DJ accounts went into ‘trial mode’ and we had to stop live shows”

It appears there have been several major outages on the Microsoft Azure platform hosting Spacial Audio’s SAM Broadcaster Cloud solution.

“We were back, then down again. Currently back. However, now we can’t access our cloud account. Shocking service, so unreliable”

SAM Broadcaster Cloud outages

“Instead of our radio stream, all the cloud is broadcasting is the word ‘TRIAL’ over and over, Any ideas?”

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Last updated on: 2nd August 2018
at 14:24 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Now Playing PHP Script

Are you looking for a simple way to get now playing info from your Shoutcast server?

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You will need an encoding program that supports title streaming in order for this to work.

Programs such as Edcast/MB Recaster/Radiocaster get now playing info from a text file.

Not all standalone encoding programs support text files therefore they won’t output now playing information.

1) You will need a PHP enabled web server with “fsock” connections enabled (Ask your host if they support this most good hosts do)

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Last updated on: 26th March 2017
at 17:14 PM Europe/London

Stage Fright? Oh Yes Lots Of Times!

I feel I need to clarify a few things to certain sections of the Internet Radio crowd who think I’m mentally unbalanced.

“No No No! I just happen to suffer from depression and anxiety”

It would appear stigma against people with mental health problems is rife in the world of Internet radio.

“Pathetic isn’t it?”

I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for a long time now. Which all stems from the loss of my Mother when I was 7 (1980)

It doesn’t seem to have mattered how many “psychologists” they’ve thrown at the problem over the years nothing changes. Doctors don’t tend to listen either.

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Last updated on: 25th July 2018
at 10:11 AM Europe/London

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