Radiodj Stable Database

It’s June 2014 since I last decided to rebuild my RadioDJ SQL database from scratch.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

In all the years I’ve been doing Internet Radio this is the longest I’ve gone without having to rebuild a SQL database.

Some of the credit for the stability also needs to go to MariaDB we’ve found it’s a lot more stable and easier to setup than Oracle MySQL.

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Last updated on: June 1st, 2017
at 10:46 AM Europe/London

Radiodj Keeps Breaking?

Just seen a post on the RadioDJ forums from a long time user of the program complaining that the program keeps breaking on him.

“My install(s) of RadioDJ have been breaking. I have had to reinstall and redo all of the install(s) over the past 2 weeks. My track rotations seem to burp and ignore the music and just play VT’s or Sweepers. I am not sure what the heck is going on but it is becoming a pain in the rump. I am wondering if it is my SQL?”

 
He then goes to on to state that he’s never ran RadioDJ as “Administrator”

“Never have had to start it as an admin ever. That is something Marius has never stated here to do.”

 
We think you will find that Marius tells EVERYONE to run RadioDJ with full “Administrator” privileges. Its not a RadioDJ problem its a Windows security rule.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:31 PM Europe/London

What Database Issues?

I asked my partner to find out when we actually installed MariaDB on our PC that we run RadioDJ from.

Turns out we’ve had MariaDB installed since June 2014.

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In the last 36 months that we’ve been using MariaDB we’ve only had 1 maybe 2 issues with a database table becoming corrupted after a sudden shutdown of the computer.

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Last updated on: June 5th, 2017
at 14:02 PM Europe/London

Radiodj Free Radio Dj Automation Software.

What is RadioDJ?

RadioDJ is a free radio studio automation program for use by any DJ or radio station.

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You can even run multiple Shoutcast/Icecast radio stations if you want using third party virtual audio cables (VACS).

It can also be used as a home entertainment system for music. (Which is what we currently use it for)

Is RadioDJ really free?

Yes! It’s 100% Free with no nasty hidden fees or catches despite what certain software/hosting companies try claim in their blog posts. No keys, activation or patches needed to work the full program.

Will RadioDJ work on Windows 10?

Yes RadioDJ works rather well on Windows 10 with very few issues. Unlike other radio automation programs that have “compatibility” issues.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:23 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

Mariadb & Radiodj

We came across MariaDB after a user posted on the RadioDJ forums that they were using it with RadioDJ.

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I have to admit I was surprised by how easy it was to install. It’s a lot more straight forward than the normal MySQL installer.

If you have previously had MySQL installed you will need to see this article about removing it as a service

1) Download the Maria DB MSI installer for your version of Windows Here

2) Open the file & Install and run when Windows prompts.

3) On the licence agreement screen check the accept box. Click next.

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Last updated on: April 23rd, 2017
at 09:04 AM Europe/London

Radiodj Tracks From Sql Query

Recently the developer of RadioDJ introduced a feature into the program called “Track(s) from SQL Query” which can be used along side track rotations.

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It makes programming songs from the “Top 40” “Most played” or “Two songs by the same artist” a piece of pie.

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Last updated on: June 20th, 2017
at 18:32 PM Europe/London

Installing Radiodj On An Apple Mac

Another question I often get asked is will RadioDJ run on an Apple Mac?

Short answer: No as RadioDJ is written in .NET for Windows.

However there is a way to Installing RadioDJ on an Apple Mac but (unfortunately) it does involve a copy of Windows to be installed.

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 13:16 PM Europe/London

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