Just seen a post on the RadioDJ forums from a long time user of the program complaining that the program keeps breaking on him.
“My install(s) of RadioDJ have been breaking. I have had to reinstall and redo all of the install(s) over the past 2 weeks. My track rotations seem to burp and ignore the music and just play VT’s or Sweepers. I am not sure what the heck is going on but it is becoming a pain in the rump. I am wondering if it is my SQL?”
He then goes to on to state that he’s never ran RadioDJ as “Administrator”
“Never have had to start it as an admin ever. That is something Marius has never stated here to do.”
We think you will find that Marius says to most users that they need to run RadioDJ with full “Administrator” privileges. Its not a RadioDJ problem its a Windows security rule.
Being a long term user of RadioDJ you’d have thought he would have already known this?
You need to run the program as administrator for it work properly otherwise it’s going to cause you “issues” somewhere along the line.
It’s simple enough to mark the RadioDJ.exe with administrator privileges.
TIP: Right Click on the RadioDJ.exe file go to Properties >Shortcut>Advanced>Tick the box that says “Run as Administrator” Click Apply & close
That way RadioDJ will always run as administrator when you start the program.
The original problem may indeed lie with the fact this user wasn’t running the program as advised.
PEBKAC (Problem Exists between keyboard and chair)
We’ve always ran RadioDJ as advised and we rarely have any of the “issues” this user has described. I also suspect that the version of MySQL this user is using maybe the root cause of some of their problems as well.
It might be time to upgrade your SQL server to MariaDB?
We’ve had MariaDB installed for over a year now and it’s rare for us to have a problem with our database server.
If you’re not willing to take simple advice like this onboard then you really must have a small amount of knowledge about computers full stop.
“If you don’t have the option to run a program in administrator mode then you may need to ask an IT specialist or even your parents for advice.
Running RadioDJ as administrator isn’t exactly rocket science now is it?
Last updated on: 21st July 2018
at 18:09 PM Europe/London