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

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

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

How To Install RadioDJ

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.

The good thing about a stand alone encoder is it frees up RadioDJ to automate music/jingles/podcasts etc…

Hopefully you should have no more buffering issues with your stream, We didn’t have any buffering while running a backup stream with stand alone encoding software.

Also in the unlikely event of you running into any issues then there’s help available on the Community forums

RadioDJ Community Forum

If you search the RadioDJ forums you might just find your question has been answered before. If not pop a quick post on explaining your situation and one of the many volunteer members will come to your rescue.

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

Last updated on: 3rd December 2019
at 09:11 AM Europe/London