SAM Broadcaster versus RadioDJ which piece of software is better?

Someone asked me to do a comparison between the 2 pieces of software.

SAM Broadcaster 2017

So I have…

SAM BroadcasterRadioDJ
Price:$299-$699FREE/Gratis1
Installer:YesYes
Multiple Instances:NoYes
Trial Periods:Yes (14-day trial)None
Online activation:YesNo
Registration Keys:YesNo
Supported OS:Windows 7/8/104Windows 7/8/10
Built In Encoders:YesNo3
Audio Processing:Yes (built in)Yes (built in)
Aux players:2Customisable
Supported Databases:MySQL/Firebird/PostgreSQL/MSSQLMySQL/MariaDB
Stability:Users frequently report crashesReliable and stable6
Ease of use:Can be difficult to setup & use7Easy to install and use
Support:Via the Helpdesk or Forums2Via the Community Forum
File Types:mp3/wma/ogg/flac/m4a/aacmp3/wma/ogg/flac/wav5
Restrictions:Only 1 station per licenceNone

So there you have it. We’ve compared the 2 pieces of software just as someone asked us to.

We still come to the same conclusion everytime.

We feel SAM Broadcaster isn’t worth the money Spacial Audio charge for the program with its lack of reliability and crashing issues.

We’ve never seen where the ‘Value’ is in the software

Actually did we need to write a blog post to tell people that?

Also despite Spacial Audio’s claims about free radio automation software RadioDJ is 100% FREE (NO hidden fees, keys or catches)

RadioDJ is available for use by any DJ (Budding or Professional) or radio station anywhere in the world, You can run multiple stations/streams from the same PC alongside virtual audio cables if you so desire.

While we’re at it: Can we just dispel a MYTH about RadioDJ free radio automation software?

“Being free RadioDJ may be buggy and unreliable compared to software which you pay for”

The person who wrote that statement was Wrong!

RadioDJ isn’t full of bugs it’s quite an incredibly reliable & stable program! One user got 2 years uptime from v1.8.2.

We’ve used RadioDJ since 2011 & it has been really reliable & stable. It has NEVER let us down when we’ve used it for our automation needs.

Once setup and working RadioDJ will work as an automation program should without anyone keeping an eye on it…

How To Install RadioDJ

Make the switch to RadioDJ today you’ll be glad you did!

Last updated on: 6th August 2019
at 07:12 AM Europe/London

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