Soundcloud & A Few Other Niggles.

Just need to clear up a couple of things…

Firstly: Someone has uploaded a mix to Soundcloud using DJ Garybaldy as the name of DJ who remixed the track.

NOTHING TO DO WITH ME!!!

That remix is NOTHING to do with me.

I do mixes but I sure as shit don’t try remixing stuff that’s never been my bag.

I’m guessing it’s some kid in a bedroom somewhere calling himself by the same name.

“I’ve never had a Soundcloud account and have no intention of signing up for one anytime soon”

 
I’m also aware of another UK DJ calling himself DJ Garybaldi that’s NOT me either he’s a DJ from London!

I do how ever have genuine mixes done by me on Mixcloud.

Which can be found on my Mixes page

Secondly: Not every BAD radio software review or post is done by me…

Bad software review

If I think a piece of radio automation software is a PILE OF PANTS! Then I will tell people via this BLOG!

I certainly wouldn’t be posting it on a forum that’s why this BLOG was setup because I wasn’t allowed FREE SPEECH about a certain piece of software.

So next time get your FACTS straight!

” Not every bad radio automation software review is done by me. I don’t need to review any other software again as RadioDJ is just the perfect program and always will be”

 
Thirdly: You can block me all you like on Social media… (Looks at Spacial Audio)

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I can still see the lies & spin by looking at your Twitter profile from another browser/account.

I realise you don’t like me because of my dislike and posts about your badly coded software.

If SAM Broadcaster had been coded properly in the first place. Maybe I wouldn’t be letting people know just how shoddy your products are Spacial Audio.

Last time I looked it was called an OPINION. But of course you don’t believe in FREE speech do you Spacial?

“The second someone dares to criticise you or your software on Social Media you remove their posts and block them.

Not a very professional way of dealing with people who may be spending hundreds of $$$ with you”

 
Spacial need to start to listening to their customers & they also need to stop lying to their customers otherwise they’ll not win any respect.

Last fuck given.

I’ve long stopped caring what the TROLLS and naysayers in the world of Internet radio think about me…

“I’m getting far more “Thank You’s” for certain blog posts than I am abuse these days so I must be doing something right somewhere!

 
N.B: Remember other blogs are also available…Feel free to read one of them if you don’t like what’s written on mine!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:49 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 tells EVERYONE to run RadioDJ with full “Administrator” privileges. Its not a RadioDJ problem its a Windows security rule.

Being a long term user of RadioDJ you’d have thought he would have already known this?

You need to run the program as administrator for it work properly otherwise it’s going to cause you “issues” somewhere along the line.

It’s simple enough to mark the RadioDJ.exe with administrator privileges.

Run RadioDJ as administrator

TIP: Right Click on the RadioDJ.exe file go to Properties>Shortcut>Advanced>Tick the box that says “Run as Administrator”>Apply>OK & close

 
That way RadioDJ will always run as administrator when you start the program.

The original problem may indeed lie with the fact this user wasn’t running the program as advised.

PEBKAC (Problem Exists between keyboard and chair)

We’ve always ran RadioDJ as advised and we rarely have any of the “issues” this user has described. I also suspect that the version of MySQL this user is using maybe the root cause of some of their problems as well.

It might be time to upgrade your SQL server to MariaDB?

We’ve had MariaDB installed for over a year now and it’s rare for us to have a problem with our database server.

If you’re not willing to take simple advice like this onboard then you really must have a small amount of knowledge about computers full stop.

“If you don’t have the option to run a program in administrator mode then you may need to ask an IT specialist or even your parents for advice.

 
Running RadioDJ as administrator isn’t exactly rocket science now is it?

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:40 PM Europe/London

Start Your Internet Radio Station With Radiodj

Q: Have you ever wanted to start your own online Internet radio station?

 
Internet radio can be a really great hobby to have, Once you get used to how everything works it’s great fun. It can be daunting at first but don’t be afraid of searching Google or radio forums for tips and advice.

Most people think setting up an online Internet radio station will cost them lots of $$$.

It need not cost you anything to initially setup your own online radio station. (Not misleading!)

Yes you heard that right! You can start your Internet radio station for FREE with RadioDJ (Yes it’s really FREE)

You will need a decent PC with minimum of 1GB RAM and a decent broadband connection in order to stream successfully.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ is a fully fledged radio studio automation package which once installed and configured works rather well at automating music/jingles/promos, Which of course is what the program was designed to do.

RadioDJ can be left alone for long periods of time to do what it does best.

Follow this link to a easy to follow tutorial on How to setup RadioDJ

You can find some other handy radio software downloads on this page

If you have any issues setting RadioDJ up you can find help on the Community Forums

After you’ve installed RadioDJ you will then need a Shoutcast or Icecast server to stream to.

Shoutcast DNAS server page

You can find some FREE shoutcast/icecast hosting by searching Google for “Free Streaming servers”

Alternatively you can pay a Shoutcast/icecast host for a server from around $2/3 a month. Do your research on Google and steer clear of hosts who offer “Unlimited Listeners”

“There is NO such thing as unlimited listener slots! All servers max out their bandwidth/processing power eventually”

 
Make your station unique! Stand out from the crowd and who knows eventually you could have a successful online Internet radio station.

Tip: Be patient don’t expect to learn everything within 5 minutes, Like every hobby it will take time to get used to what does what.

Please Note: In order to be Legal in your country of origin you will need a licence to stream music on the Internet.

Happy streaming!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:02 PM Europe/London

Free Program Like Sam Broadcaster

Someone recently did a search for “Free Program Like SAM Broadcaster” on this website.

It’s refreshing to see people searching for alternatives to SAM Broadcaster.

If you want a FREE program like SAM Broadcaster then you need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:40 PM Europe/London

Anti-Virus Problems And Radiodj

Anti-Virus Problems and RadioDJ

RadioDJ FREE radio automation software

We’ve heard of a few users saying that they couldn’t get RadioDJ to work because their antivirus program flags it as suspicious.

The main reason these pieces of Antivirus software keep flagging things up with RadioDJ is because Marius is trying to protect his code. You can’t blame him for that!

We can assure you the RadioDJ program files aren’t riddled with any form of virus or malware.

It’s the anti-virus software giving a False/Positive result. These are just two quotes direct from Marius the developer of RadioDJ

“Avast is in some cases reporting files as infected. That is a false/positive!”
“I assure our users that I always check released files with most modern antivirus programs”

 
We had a similar issue with Avast & Kaspersky when it kept deleting the RadioDJ.exe program file because they thought it was suspicious.

The team at Kaspersky actually apologised for the problem: Sorry, it was a false detection. It will be fixed in the next update. Thank you for your help.

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Despite what Kaspersky/Norton/AVG/Avast/Bitdefender may say…

“There are NO nasty Viruses or Malware in RadioDJ we wouldn’t have used the software for the past 5 years if it wasn’t safe”

 
We’re finding that Windows Defender seems to be doing a good enough job keeping the Windows 10 PC we run RadioDJ on safe. But then again we aren’t browsing dodgy websites or downloading virus laden pirated software on that PC…

Unless you browse “dodgy” websites or download “pirated” software you don’t really need antivirus software on the machine running RadioDJ.

There’s certainly no need for antivirus on a production machine as the antivirus software could interfere with the smooth running of the program.

Yes you can quote me on that!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 19:40 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Lots Of Bugs?

Recently read a post on a forum where someone was listing the radio software they had worked with over the years.

When it came to SAM Broadcaster he had this to say.

“I don’t care what anyone says there is so much evidence that this piece of software was never intended for radio it is buggy and crashes and has no place in a radio studio”

 
We’ve had SAM Broadcaster crash on us more than once while trying to run a radio stream.

Back when SAM Broadcaster was on v2.7.9 it crashed that often that it ended up losing me my regular slot on a radio station. Which in turn made me doubt my ability to manage a live show. Gee thanks for that SAM you piece of S**T!

You see it’s not just us that think SAM Broadcaster isn’t fit for purpose in the world of radio automation software.

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It was 1999/2000 when I was first introduced to SAM Broadcaster found it difficult to use on v1.3

SAM was a product conceived & designed in 1999 by some college students & hobby broadcasters & hasn’t seen a great deal of development.

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“SAM Broadcaster has no place in the world of radio automation software”

 
We’ve tried the newer versions and it just seems to be the same OLD program with very few new additions.

SAM Broadcaster still has the same bugs/issues the program had back in 2002/2003.

Our biggest bug bears about the problems with SAM Broadcaster:

The database goes wrong with tables randomly crashing.
The encoders buffered a lot even with a decent upload speed.
Clockwheel rotations failed to load tracks even though they had enough music to choose from.
The program would randomly crash without warning.
PAL scripts used far too much of the CPU sometimes locking the PC up altogether if they were badly written.

 
SAM Broadcaster has never been a program you could use to run a professional radio station with.

It was designed for hobby broadcasters who maybe get 10/15 listeners but not for a station that has 100’s or 1000’s of listeners.

As the original post stated “It is buggy and crashes”

When we used SAM Broadcaster 4.x.x we had to keep a constant watch over it just to make sure it hadn’t crashed or stopped encoding.

There are better options for streaming a radio station with nowadays.

Namely Radio DJ free radio automation software.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

We can just leave RadioDJ to the streaming without having to worry or keep checking to see if it’s still streaming.

One user of RadioDJ has had over 12 months of uptime on an XP laptop.

If people stopped paying Spacial Audio for their products then maybe Triton Digital would get the message that SAM Broadcaster isn’t wanted anymore.

“STOP buying SAM Broadcaster from Spacial Audio. You are only paying them to code bad software”

Last updated on: March 29th, 2017
at 12:42 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Free Full Version?

The searches we see on the Google analytics dashboard for this blog make us laugh some days.

Others searches make me think I need to do a blog post about that…

“SAM Broadcaster Free Full Version”

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:19 PM Europe/London

Spacial Support: Nothing To Do With Us Attitude?

When it comes to Spacial Audio and their software it seems people struggle to get help from the support department when something goes wrong with it.

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Last updated on: September 12th, 2016
at 09:47 AM Europe/London

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