88% Off Sam Broadcaster?

I’ve woken up this morning and just checked Twitter & I saw this Tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

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“88% off SAM Broadcaster… (Start Your Own Internet Radio Station course coupon – $10)”

 
Wait a minute! Just how misleading is that tweet?

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:20 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster V4.2.2 Is It A Virus?

Q: “SAM Broadcaster v4.2.2 is it a Virus?”

A: That would depend on where you downloaded the “sambc-up.exe” file from.

“If you’ve downloaded sambc-up.exe off some “dodgy” file sharing site or downloaded it as a torrent. There’s a good chance of it possibly containing viruses or other hidden malware”

 
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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:22 PM Europe/London

Don’t Push Me (Coz I’m Close To The Edge)

I’m sat here asking myself the same question I seem to keep asking myself every once in a while.

“Why do I even bother to help some people? When all I get back is abuse!”

 
Answer: Because I’m good like that!

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:31 PM Europe/London

Help! I Can’t Install Radiodj

Installing RadioDJ the easy way…

We know it can be daunting and scary installing new software for the first time, Especially if you aren’t used to using software that requires a database, but don’t panic it’s not as difficult as you might think.

If you follow these easy steps and have a bit of patience then you should have the program up and running in no time.

1) Starting off with a FRESH clean install of your Windows operating system is a good bet.

Don’t forget to backup files before you reformat Windows.

Once you’ve reinstalled Windows and downloaded & installed all required security patches/updates/drivers for your PC then you can begin the process of installing and configuring RadioDJ.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:11 PM Europe/London

Stations On Itunes Missing In Action.

Apple launched Beats 1 this week to quite lot of fanfare.

While they launched Beats 1, It appears Apple also dumped lots of stations from the iTunes radio directory.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:35 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster For Mac?

SAM Broadcaster for the Mac has now been Scrapped/discontinued by Spacial Audio!

Spacial are in the process of rolling out SAM Broadcaster for the Mac.

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All they seem to have done is ported the Windows version to Mac using another program called “Crossover”

“With the increasing no of requests for a Mac version, The quickest way was porting the Windows version with Crossover”

 

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Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t Mac users usually want software that is native to the Mac?

If users wanted to they could have quite easily done this themselves by using Virtualbox to run SAM on Windows.

What could possibly go wrong with the Windows version being ported over?

SAM Broadcaster is dodgy enough and prone to crashing on Windows without porting it over. Add possible new & existing bugs into the mix and BOOM!.

I’m just hoping that they’ve tested it to destruction.

Because if they haven’t and customers start having major issues with the program it will only make Spacial even more of a “laughing stock”

If you’ve already purchased the crossover Mac version of SAM Broadcaster “Good Luck” because you will need it!

Don’t bank on getting much support when things do eventually go wrong. I can see this being complete and unmitigated disaster for Spacial Audio.

By using crossover to port SAM over to the Mac they will have no doubt alienated most of the Mac crowd anyway.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:33 PM Europe/London

Pirate V’s Legal

Certain people in the Internet radio community reckoned we ran a pirate radio station & some people also reckon that I have done work for pirate stations in the past.

Nope completely wrong on all counts!

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The stations I’ve worked for in the past were all legit and above board. I once got asked to work for a pirate station in Scunthorpe (WLNG) in the late 1980s but also declined that offer.

When it comes to streaming a station I’ve only ever streamed music for me to listen to via a private internal shoutcast server (Which we no longer need because we’ve bought a Chromecast)

What really gets my back up on this subject is the fact that there are so many stations listed on various radio guide websites who have never owned a licence to stream.

Some of those stations have been going over 14 years. I won’t name names but you just know a pirate station on the Internet when you come across one.

No one it seems pulls them up about not having a licence for their music.

I am still streaming my music via a private server Chromecast and I intend to carry on doing so.

Now piss off and find someone else to harass!

Last updated on: February 13th, 2017
at 10:49 AM Europe/London

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