Q: Why do I dislike SAM Broadcaster?

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A: I could never get through a radio show without something going wrong with the software

Whether it be the program crashing/freezing or the encoders buffering on me.

“It got tedious having to constantly reinstall/reconfigure the program after a crash. I thought at first it was a problem confined to my computer” How wrong I was!

It’s gone wrong on every PC and operating system since. I regularly test the newer versions to see if anything changes and sadly it doesn’t its the same old POS its always been”

The encoders buffering “Unable to send data fast enough” in SAM Broadcaster is nothing new it’s another reason to loathe the program.

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Back when I first used SAM Broadcaster the encoders/program went wrong so often it lost me my regular slot on an Internet radio station.

“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 2011.

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RadioDJ makes streaming music a pleasure, It just works without freezing or crashing.

RadioDJ can run for weeks and months without a restart of the program.

“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 guy who seems to have a real passion for developing software.

We haven’t had anywhere near the amount of stress using RadioDJ that we had with SAM Broadcaster.

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.

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

I gave the program over 8 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!

“All I do via this blog is to tell people about my experiences with a piece of software. So they hopefully don’t end up making the same expensive mistake”

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 and ignorant!

Last updated on: 19th July 2018
at 19:46 PM Europe/London

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