A user over on the RadioDJ forums was struggling to get the now playing information from Radio DJ into SAMCast so his listeners on Live365 could tell what he was playing.
I tried and failed in the past to get now playing metadata into the streams back when it was called Simplecast.
I tried a while back when SAMCast first came out in 2013, I couldn’t get it to stream titles even using the File Poller program that comes with it & that’s supposed to read text files.
As Hard as I tried it still didn’t want to stream the now playing information out to the Shoutcast stream.
The user finished off their post with this:
I was determined to make it work. Now I realize that it won’t.
Most of the stand alone encoders I promote have ways of reading text files to send the now playing information from software such as RadioDJ.
I don’t get the point in SAM Cast its just another badly coded piece of software from Spacial Audio. They have the cheek to charge $200 for it too.
If SAMCast won’t stream your now playing information from a text file then you need to switch to another piece of Standalone Encoding Software that does.
Yet again its very much a case of Spacial Audio software NOT doing what it was designed to do…