Help Someone’s Using My Station Name (Shoutcast)

Keep seeing posts on the Shoutcast forums from people running radio stations who state that someone else is streaming using their station name.

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“We heard 2 different streams under our station name, What is the source of the 2nd stream”

“Someone is using the same station name I want it removed”

“WTF? there’s a station with the same streaming radio name as my radio”

That’s the thing with Shoutcast people can call their radio station what they want and unless you’re a really big commercial radio station who has the money to get lawyers involved, There isn’t a fat lot you can do about it.

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Last updated on: 7th September 2018
at 14:54 PM Europe/London

Frustration At Audio Distortion (Sam Broadcaster)

Been watching a topic on the Spacial forums where a long time user of SAM Broadcaster is complaining about really bad distortion on his stream.

“I get a distorted & garbled audio stream with SAM Broadcaster.
I searched the forum and couldn’t find any conclusive troubleshooting on the topic.
I don’t have time for yet another rebuild. I’m tired of rebuilding.
I have to think about whether SAM is right for our station any more”

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Last updated on: 2nd August 2018
at 13:26 PM Europe/London

Free Sam Broadcaster – Limited Offer

Free SAM Broadcaster – Limited Offer?

I woke up this morning and switched the PC on, I saw a tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

“Free SAM Broadcaster – Limited Offer”

I went to the link in the tweet and it landed on a page on the “all software discount” website which gave some blurb about SAM Broadcaster Cloud and a FREE trial.

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Last updated on: 12th September 2018
at 11:13 AM Europe/London

Winamp Feature Req: Smart Crossfade

A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.

Winamp

“Smart crossfade analyses the playlist and determines if the songs are in increasing sequential track order from the same album. If they aren’t (like in most random mixes) user defined crossfading is used”

Any improvement in crossfading between tracks in Winamp would be welcomed.

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Last updated on: 11th September 2018
at 12:55 PM Europe/London

Non-Profit Internet Radio Station?

Do you run a community radio station online without looking to make money from it? Are you a not for profit or community led Internet radio station?

Community / not for profit radio stations:

  • Community radio stations are a type of station which does not have any adverts,
  • Is funded by investors,
  • Is run by volunteers,
  • Is influenced, owned by and operated in the community they serve

We believe that radio automation software shouldn't have to cost you the earth.

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Last updated on: 4th September 2018
at 14:30 PM Europe/London

Ideas For Cheap Microphones?

This is a question somebody asked on the RadioDJ forums earlier today.

“Please could all of you give me some good ideas on cheap microphones I can use with radio DJ that will link into the soundcard of my tower”

We’re guessing this guy wants to just be able to plug a cheap microphone straight into his computer and have the audio from that go through RadioDJ

I posted awhile back about people wanting a Microphone input in RadioDJ to bypass the need for a mixer.

Some people seem to think the Input button in RadioDJ is for a microphone. That’s not what the input button in RadioDJ is for…

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Last updated on: 21st July 2018
at 18:41 PM Europe/London

Whose Blog Is It Anyway?

OK People in the world of Internet radio can you all do me a huge favour?

“Stop telling me what to think/post/write on this website and even social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook”

I’m getting royally fed up of people having a go at me because of my dislike for a certain piece(s) of software.

It’s all getting a bit boring when trolls start hiding behind their keyboards to dish out abuse and vitriol.

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Last updated on: 21st July 2018
at 18:40 PM Europe/London

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