Song Title Updater

Song Title Updater

This is a useful tool if you are using encoding software which doesn’t support title updating.
 
It’s easy enough to configure and use.

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1) Download and unzip This folder
2) Unzip & place the .exe file on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
3) Create a blank folder on the C:\ drive called “Titles” (Make sure it has the correct read/write permissions)
4) Point the title updater to the titles directory.
5) Enter your Shoutcast/Icecast server details. Click server type for Icecast or shoutcast v1 or v2.
6) If your radio software has a NowPlaying.txt or similar select text file and browse to where the .txt file is.
7) Click start and if all goes to plan you should have automatic title updates.

 
Just rinse and repeat if you have multiple servers to update the titles on.

Give the other instances of the program a different name (e.g: songtitleup2.exe)

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

Last updated on: January 22nd, 2017
at 14:49 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Now Playing To Twitter

Shoutcast Now Playing to Twitter

We used this script for quite some time and it’s a great way to tell your followers on Twitter what songs you are playing on your station.

It takes the now playing info from a Shoutcast v1 server and posts it on Twitter.

Please note: This version only works with Shoutcast v1 servers.

(If you require a Shoutcast v2 script there are scripts available on the Winamp Forums)

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Basic instructions: What is required to use the script?

1) A valid Twitter account.
2) Setup an application & generate API keys from dev.twitter.com
3) A PHP enabled web server with an open @fsock connection (It won’t work without it.)
4) The The Twitter script files
5) Unzip the folder to the root of your website.
6) Enter all your API keys into the twitter.php file along with your Shoutcast server details then save
7) Upload all the required files to your server/website host.

 
Open the webpage in a browser to point to the twitter.php page (example: http://yoursite/twitter/twitter.php) If all has gone to plan you should see this.

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If you have your own VPS setup a cron job to post to twitter as often as required

 
“If you don’t have your own PHP webserver then you can quite easily set one up on your computer with WAMP or just Apache.

 
Search Google for more information on “How to setup a webserver”

That is all there is to it. It’s not that difficult to setup.

N.B: You use this script at your own risk. We cannot be held liable if it screws up your system or doesn’t work for you.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:05 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Free Version?

Q: Where can I find a FREE version of SAM Broadcaster?
A: There is NO such thing as a free copy of SAM Broadcaster it costs $299-$699 to buy

 
Even then you don’t own the software outright you only lease it!

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However there is a totally FREE solution (No Hidden fees, No restrictions, No Catches)

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RadioDJ doesn’t require registration keys or activation’s to work the full program.

Plus RadioDJ can do everything SAM Broadcaster does ONLY BETTER!

Reasons to use RadioDJ over a pirated version of SAM?

1) Auto DJ function, based on category and subcategory rotation for 24/7 automation;
2) Streaming to Shoutcast/Icecast via a plugin;
3) Great sound via the built in sound processing;
4) Runs on standard PC hardware with at least 1000 MHz CPU and 512 MB RAM;
5) Stability RadioDJ can run for weeks/months and rarely crashes.
6) Supports saving and loading play-lists (.m3u and database);
7) Large library support (Some database options in SAM Broadcaster only allow 20,000 songs)
8) Now playing artist-title exported to text file, web or serial (by plugin);
9) Works on Windows 10 unlike certain versions of SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x;

 
That’s just a few reasons why you should use RadioDJ free radio automation software.

For a more comprehensive list of RadioDJ features please visit this LINK

You should only need one reason to use RadioDJ and that’s the fact it’s 100% FREE! (Not misleading!)

Looking for FREE versions of SAM Broadcaster? You won’t find them and using a warez/pirated copy makes you look like an amateur in the world of online radio. Stop looking for pirated software!

SAM Broadcaster free version… Never in a month of Sundays!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:23 PM Europe/London

Importing Shoutcast/icecast Streams In Radiodj

How do you import a stream into RadioDJ?

1) Open Track import from the options menu;
2) Select track category as “Radio Shows” set a genre and subcategory;
3) Select track type as “Internet Stream”;
4) Paste the address of the server you want to relay such as this; (e.g 192.234.245.4:8000)

RadioDJ track/stream Import

5) Give it a Name from the details tab & then click import;
6) Then set an event up to load it as a track at the time you want to start relaying the stream;
7) After you have finished relaying the stream just set another event up to start playing the next track;

It really is that simple! Importing Shoutcast/Icecast streams in RadioDJ shouldn’t be difficult.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 22:19 PM Europe/London

Have You Made The Switch Yet?

It’s always nice seeing other people switching from SAM Broadcaster to RadioDJ free radio automation software.

“I switched from SAM Broadcaster and have not looked back. I was hesitant at first but RadioDJ has made my life and station so much better/streamlined. Thanks again!”

 
If you haven’t discovered RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for?

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ works much better than SAM Broadcaster and doesn’t seem to crash or go wrong that often.

We know of several users of RadioDJ who haven’t had to restart their computer or laptop for around 7 months, It’s an extremely stable & reliable automation program.

The best bit about RadioDJ is the fact it’s 100% FREE (No catches, No hidden costs, No messy reg keys)

Other users have had this to say about the software about the software.

“We recently made the switch from SAM Broadcaster to RadioDJ with no regrets at all, we’ve had no downtime or crashes since we switched”

“My RadioDJ system is sounding so good! What a fantastic piece of software and community support. Thanks everyone”

“Things I like about RadioDJ are stability, flexibility, community and NO BUFFERING! Listening trend is up 71% since migrating to RadioDJ! Stability breeds consistency”

“RadioDJ has got to be the best playout system I have found online, quite simply – IT WORKS! It sounds extremely professional once you set it up and get your music added”

“I love the way the program is laid out and how professional it looks. It took some time to install and get used to but that’s where the Community forums come to your rescue if you get stuck with Installing and using the program”

 
You can download the latest version of RadioDJ by clicking on the picture below.

You can find a tutorial on how to setup RadioDJ Here

Helpful advice can also be found by searching the RadioDJ Community forums

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:54 PM Europe/London

Listen2Myradio Why Even Bother?

A user has posted on the Shoutcast forums about a problem he’s having with @Listen2MyRadio blocking links to external players.

Listen2MyRadio is a free Shoutcast service that requires a listener to tune in via a badly coded page (See Below)

Listen2Myradio

(They do paid plans as well as to how well the paid for servers fair I don’t know TBH)

Read reviews before you commit to buying anything.

I’ve tried the free service once or twice over the last 9 or so years it’s been around.

Every time It’s buffered within 10 minutes of starting a stream or cut out completely requiring a restart of the Shoutcast encoders.

It’s not what you could call reliable at all.

Why even bother with the Listen2MyRadio free service? It’s no where near good enough to run a full time radio stream with.

The alternative is either get a cheap VPS for around $2.50 a month and run your own Shoutcast server on that.

Find a reliable Shoutcast host who will be able to give you the stability and quality you need. Any good Shoutcast host will answer any questions you may have before you sign up.

“Beware of Shoutcast hosts who claim to be able to give you “Unlimited” listener slots/bandwidth”

 
If you decide you want to go down the road of getting your own VPS there are plenty of tutorials on Google about how to set Shoutcast up on a server.

If any these free services were any good we’d be telling people to use them but Alas they aren’t as good as people expect.

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

Sam Broadcaster Bad Audio

Going through Shoutcast and tuning into a few random radio stations.

Some of them were quite good and sounded brilliant. Some of them however did not.

Digging a bit deeper and looking on their shoutcast server pages the reason for the poor audio quality on some of the stations was immediately clear.

“They were either using badly ripped mp3 files or the sound processing in SAM Broadcaster wasn’t set up properly either way they sounded naff and annoying”

 
You just know a SAM Broadcaster station when you come across one. Usually the badly coded website or #audiorealm on the Shoutcast server page gives it away.

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I could never get a decent sound out of SAM Broadcaster even testing on the 3.x.x & 4.x.x versions with the built in on board AGC

(The AGC in SAM Broadcaster is a rehash of a Winamp plugin called “SoundSolution”)

The audio would never sound right in SAM Broadcaster no matter how many different settings you tried.

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“The onboard AGC in SAM Broadcaster was badly programmed and not a lot of thought was given as to what the end result would be. That is poor sounding audio”

 
I eventually switched back to my stream which is powered by RadioDJ and it sounds 10 times better than those few stations that were using SAM Broadcaster.

With RadioDJ You get a great well programmed automation application with great sound from the onboard audio processing plugin.

RadioDJ

If you don’t believe me Try RadioDJ out for yourself with these audio processing settings.

If your audio files are ripped at the right bitrate and format you should notice a huge difference in audio between SAM Broadcaster and RadioDJ.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:03 PM Europe/London

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