Shoutcast Ad Supported Streams

Just read an article on Broadcasting World.

Radionomy have now launched Shoutcast Ad supported streams.


Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour if you are signed up to their SHOUTcast Streaming Service.

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Last updated on: October 18th, 2017
at 12:56 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster 2014.3 Requires Msxml 4.0.

I read on the Spacial forums that a user has noticed this major issue with SAM Broadcaster 2014.

Quote: “Sam Broadcaster 2014.3 requires MSXML 4.0.”

MSXML 4.0 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Even firms like Secunia PSI warn against using MSXML 4.0.

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Last updated on: May 31st, 2017
at 14:58 PM Europe/London

Pay For PAL Scripts? (Sam Broadcaster)

Pay for PAL scripts?

This is another website that popped up on my radar recently called “PALScripts” offering paid for PAL (Playlist Automation Language) scripts and an SQL repair service for SAM Broadcaster.

Screenshot from 2013-03-12 11:08:35

What’s wrong with that I hear you ask?

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Last updated on: August 27th, 2017
at 09:30 AM Europe/London

Changing The Default MySQL Port (RadioDJ)

Changing the Default SQL port for RadioDJ:

When it comes to a SQL server running along side RadioDJ some users have found that their webhosts won’t allow connections to the default SQL port 3306.

If you need a specific port open for this to work it’s probably a wise idea to email your website host support department asking if it’s OK to use a non standard port for use with SQL. Otherwise you may get into trouble with them.

If your webhost doesn’t allow MySQL connections on a standard 3306 port then you need to get creative by changing the default SQL port in the SQL server program

We’ve gone with MariaDB.

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Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 13:51 PM Europe/London

Read The Disclaimer Page!

I’ve found myself yet again having to defend myself and this blog on social media.

I’m fed up with people trying to tell me what I can and cannot write on my Blog and Facebook pages.

It’s simple if you don’t like what I write on this website or what I write on Facebook then it’s pretty simple.

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Last updated on: May 31st, 2017
at 16:31 PM Europe/London

DJ Paul Seed? Never Heard Of Him…

Someone somewhere keeps searching my website for DJ Paul Seed or just Paul Seed…

Nope still none the wiser You’ve searched the wrong blog we don’t know who this Paul Seed bloke is supposed to be I’m afraid.

Your just wasting your own time by constantly searching this site for someone we’ve never even heard of or worked with…

Please stop it! You mess up my search clouds. Find someone else’s blog to spam.

Last updated on: January 30th, 2018
at 13:49 PM Europe/London

Auto Start No!

Auto start? No!

I think one of my biggest bug bears about websites has to be audio/video players on the main page auto starting without any warning.

Just clicked on a page from a radio station listing website & the radio stream started playing automatically.

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Last updated on: January 31st, 2018
at 08:45 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster 2014

Now Sam Broadcaster 2014 is out of beta testing. They’re now on version 2014.3 and nothing ever seems to change with the program or the customer support.

I briefly tested it yesterday and the sound quality wasn’t a patch on RadioDJ. Mind the sound in SAM Broadcaster always has been dodgy.

If the 2 releases of SAM Broadcaster 2014 are anything to go by it’s just the same overpriced program that it has always been.

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Last updated on: May 31st, 2017
at 14:41 PM Europe/London