Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded Buffering issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster Pro.

SAM Broadcaster Pro

The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

“We can guarantee It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even the Shoutcast/Icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded”

The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

Even the old Winamp DSP plugin encoders suffered from the same problem.

Sam Broadcaster DSP Encoders

“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

SAM Broadcaster encoders

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

We NEVER had any buffering when using stand alone encoding software

The Shoutcast stream we ran with stand alone encoding software held up quite well with very few (if any) issues, we had a stream going for over 6 hours with Sound Empire Caster. We were lucky to get through a 2hr radio show without SAM Broadcaster buffering.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed in 20 years and has been in the program since the early days

We really do wish Spacial Audio support would stop blaming peoples Internet connections when the encoders start buffering in SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: 8th December 2019
at 07:51 AM Europe/London