RadioDJ Stable Database

It was June 2014 when I last decided to rebuild my RadioDJ MySQL database from scratch.

Its been upgraded through at least 3 different versions of RadioDJ and its database updates now and is still going strong.

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 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: 1st August 2018
at 11:34 AM Europe/London

Reinstalling Sam Broadcaster

Saw a tweet from a SAM Broadcaster user having to reinstall the program after it had gone wrong on him and wouldn’t restart after a reboot of the PC.

“In the process of reinstalling SAM Broadcaster it completely refuses to load even after system reboot”

We know how this user feels it’s happened to us on many occasions over the years. SAM Broadcaster goes wrong and crashes for no reason even in the newer versions.

SAM-Broadcasterstopped working

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Last updated on: 21st July 2018
at 18:30 PM 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 says to most users that they need to run RadioDJ with full “Administrator” privileges. Its not a RadioDJ problem its a Windows security rule.

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Last updated on: 21st July 2018
at 18:09 PM Europe/London

Creating A New SQL User

In case you haven’t already noticed MySQL tends to allow some pretty insecure permissions by default, allowing root access from any computer.

This is a big problem, especially if you have port forwarding configured on your router to your MySQL instance.

However you can easily create new users using any management interface, so we’ll do it with HeidiSQL

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Last updated on: 25th July 2018
at 11:28 AM Europe/London

What Database Issues? (MariaDB)

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

We’ve had MariaDB installed on all of our machines since June 2014. Including any website servers its rare we have to do any maintenance.

Since we started using MariadB we’ve only had 1 maybe 2 issues with a database table becoming corrupted after a sudden/improper shutdown of the computer.

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Last updated on: 2nd August 2018
at 10:21 AM 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.

RadioDJ V2

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.

Eventually there will be a paid for version of RadioDJ but the free version will still be available for those who require it

Will RadioDJ work on Windows 10?

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

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Last updated on: 25th January 2018
at 16:04 PM Europe/London

MariaDB & RadioDJ

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

I have to admit I was surprised by how easy MariaDB was to install. It’s a lot more straight forward than the normal MySQL installer. Its not as fiddly as setting up MySQL server edition.

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: 26th July 2018
at 12:21 PM Europe/London

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