Q: Why do I dislike SAM Broadcaster?
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!
This happened recently testing out the newer versions of the software.
The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is nothing new it’s another reason to loathe the program.
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.
RadioDJ makes streaming an Internet radio station a pleasure, It just works without freezing or crashing.
RadioDJ can run for weeks and months without a restart of the program.
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.
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 my 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.
Last updated on: June 13th, 2017
at 13:04 PM Europe/London