I got into Internet radio about 20 years ago when SAM Broadcaster had only just been released so by now I think I know the programs annoyances and quirks.
Whether it be the program crashing/freezing while trying to add music or the encoders buffering on me nothing ever worked as it should.
It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure SAM Broadcaster after a crash. At first I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer(s) but its gone wrong on every computer we’ve ever installed it on.
I occasionally test the newer versions to see if anything changes and sadly it doesn’t its the same old POS its always been.
Back when I first used SAM Broadcaster the encoders went wrong so often it ended up losing me my regular slot on an Internet radio station.
Its worth noting that the encoders in SAM even buffered with a local Shoutcast server (v1 & v2)
So its NOT your connection or computer at fault when it happens, Its a long standing bug in the encoders in SAM.
I lost a lot of self confidence as a DJ all because SAM Broadcaster wouldn’t work as advertised. When a piece of software has you doubting your ability as a DJ
You know something is wrong!
I’m just glad I found RadioDJ free radio automation software back in 2010.
RadioDJ can run for weeks and months without the software needing a restart unlike SAM which needed restarting about 3 times a day at one point.
One user had his copy of RadioDJ v1.8.2 up for over 30 months without so much as a splutter.
RadioDJ is really reliable & stable and has NEVER let us down its worked everytime we needed it.
Radio DJ seems to be more professional & is written by a Developer who seems to have a real passion for developing software.
We haven’t had any stress using RadioDJ but we had lots of stress and frustration with SAM
Internet radio as a hobby should be something you enjoy but when software lets you down it takes all that enjoyment away.
As someone put it on social media recently.
I gave the program over 10 years of my time, It’s NOT like I started hating SAM Broadcaster straight away.
I contacted one of the stations I used to do shows for asking for a second chance, Alas they didn’t want to know because SAM Broadcaster had let me down previously.
I wasted far too much time & energy trying to get SAM Broadcaster working properly. You too would HATE a piece software if you’d spent time using it & it never worked as it should!
There is nothing remotely wrong or misleading in my doing that!
Next time someone has a go at me about the way I put SAM Broadcaster down.
This post is the answer as to Why I Hate SAM Broadcaster so much.
It has NO place in the world of radio.
P.S: You can hate me all you like because of my dislike for SAM Broadcaster but it only makes you look stupid, ignorant and blinkered!
POS = Piece of software or Piece of Shit. You decide!
Last updated on: 4th November 2019
at 14:26 PM Europe/London