Anyone who has ever encountered this problem with SAM Broadcaster Pro knows how frustrating it can be when this error message appears in encoders window.

“Unable to send data fast enough Encoding paused until buffer clears”

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When the encoders in SAM Broadcaster say Unable to send data fast enough we can guarantee you it’s NOT your Internet connection or your computer at fault.

It’s a major flaw in the SAM Broadcaster encoders which has never been addressed.

I am presently having a major issue with my SAM Broadcaster encoder for my station. Will be back on air as soon as this issue is corrected.

SAM Broadcaster unable to send data fast enough

Also the old Winamp DSP encoders suffered with the same issue. The encoders are that poorly coded that they even started buffering on a local Shoutcast server.

SAM DSP Encoders Buffering

SAM Broadcaster Unable To send data fast enough

There is an easy solution to this problem.

1) Uninstall Sam Broadcaster from your PC.
2) Download RadioDJ & run the executable as you would any other installation tool and install to C:\RadioDJv2
3) Setup the database with databasesetup.exe which can be found in the setup folder.
4) Then you can install a stand-alone encoder to do your streaming.

How To Install RadioDJ

RadioDJ Community Forum

The good thing about a separate stand alone encoder is it frees up RadioDJ to automate the music/jingles/podcasts etc. While the stand alone encoders take up the strain of encoding.

We’ve spent long enough testing other stand alone encoding software options & they all worked as they should without buffering.

My favourite stand alone encoder of the moment is Sound Empire Caster.

Sound Empire caster 1.2.7

In our tests its been really rock solid and stable the only time we’ve had to restart any of the streams is when Windows 10 updates get in the way…

Sound Empire Caster

No one should have to put up with the encoders in software buffering on them!

Hopefully you should have no more buffering issues with your stream

Last updated on: 17th March 2020
at 17:17 PM Europe/London