SAM Broadcaster versus RadioDJ which piece of software is better?
Someone asked me to do a comparison between the 2 pieces of software.
|Supported OS:||Windows 7/8/104||Windows 7/8/10|
|Built In Encoders:||Yes||No3|
|Audio Processing:||Yes (built in)||Yes (built in)|
|Stability:||Users frequently report crashes||Reliable and stable6|
|Ease of use:||Can be difficult to setup & use7||Easy to install and use|
|Support:||Via the Helpdesk or Forums2||Via the Community Forum|
|Restrictions:||Only 1 station per licence||None|
1 There may be a paid for version eventually but the free version will still be available
2 Support for SAM Broadcaster can be abysmal at times users can wait days/weeks for an answer.
3 Encoding can be done via a stand alone encoding program.
4 Older versions of SAM Broadcaster won’t work on Windows 8/10.
5 More file types can be added from the BASS Library. (http://www.un4seen.com/)
6 One user had 4 years uptime from RadioDJ v1.8.2.
7 There can be difficult PAL scripts to learn for advanced automation.
8 You CANNOT run multiple instances due to restrictions in the EULA. 1 licence = 1 station
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.
There are far too many restrictions on spacial Audio software.
We’ve never seen where the Value is in any of Spacial audio’s 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
RadioDJ is available for use by any DJ or any radio station anywhere in the world, You can run multiple stations/streams from the same PC alongside virtual audio cables if you so desire.
RadioDJ doesn’t have silly restrictions you are free to use it Where you want, When you want, How you want.
“Being FREE Radio DJ 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 reported 4 years uptime from v1.8.2.
We’ve used RadioDJ since 2010 & 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…
Make the switch to RadioDJ today you’ll be glad you did!
EULA = End User Licence agreement (Read it)
For people searching for the 64-bit version of SAM Broadcaster Pro (sambc-up64) you will be OUT OF LUCK as SAM is only a 32-bit program.
Last updated on: 9th January 2020
at 14:15 PM Europe/London