Sam Broadcaster Cloud (Outages)

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

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“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

One user had this to say on Twitter:

@spacial SAM Cloud has been hanging a lot lately. Today starting just before noon, there was three hours of silence before I caught it. This is not acceptable! please fix.

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Last updated on: 7th November 2018
at 10:32 AM 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: 7th September 2018
at 14:56 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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