Winamp Goes For A Song!

I have previously written about Radionomy taking over Winamp. Now the news is official Radionomy do now indeed own Winamp and Shoutcast.

Link to article

The deal is thought to be worth between $5 million and $10 million, with AOL taking a 12% stake of Radionomy in the process. When you consider AOL initially paid around $80 million for Winamp in the first place. Radionomy seem to have got themselves a bargain with this purchase.

The offical blurb from Radionomy is Here

What does this mean for the future of both Winamp and Shoutcast? I guess we will have to wait and see. If they decide to start sticking adverts into peoples shoutcast streams It will only mean more people using icecast.

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 06:42 AM Europe/London

Beware Spacial Audio!

Just been for my daily snoop on the Spacial audio forums and yet again it doesn’t make for good reading.

“I had sent an email to Spacial Audio tech support last week to ask about rolling back to version 4.x.x if for some reason I had a problem with v2014.1 and their reply was: “once (sic) you converted to 2014 you cant rollback to version 4.x.x

 
This user has already paid for version 4.x.x and is now being told by Spacial Audio support that he cannot use a version of SAM Broadcaster he paid for in the event of him wanting to switch back.

Not only is this bad customer service it is also “dishonest” IMHO!

I wouldn’t mind so much but this comes just a few weeks after Spacial promised to start giving better support.

Goes to show they haven’t changed.

I’ve just come across this comment on Facebook. This guy doesn’t sound to happy.

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My message as always:

“Beware Spacial Audio! It seems they don’t give a damn about their customer base and only want you for the $$$ you part with. They have a nasty habit of telling LIES just to sell their shoddy software. Do NOT buy software from Spacial Audio you will regret it”

 
Instead why not use something like RadioDJ free radio automation software.

It’s FREE between updates doesn’t require keys or activations in order to work the program.

We’ve used RadioDJ for over 5 years now and couldn’t be happier with the stability and reliability of the software.

Something else that cannot be said for SAM Broadcaster.

You won’t regret it and you’ll have money to spend on other studio essentials.

Last updated on: October 24th, 2016
at 11:27 AM Europe/London

Praise Indeed!

I absolutley love the users of the RadioDJ forums, But I love those who have come from using SAM broadcaster even more!

Isn’t it nice when someone says this??

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As you can see from the above picture this user in particular has really nailed it on the head about RadioDJ. A friendly and helpful forum and people willing to help each other isn’t something that can be said for certain other software forums.

If you haven’t made the switch from SAM broadcaster to RadioDJ yet.

What are you waiting for? You’ll be a lot happier in the long run.

Bring On The Rc!

Since August last year we have had no less than 33 beta versions of RadioDJ to test.

We now have what looks like a totally different piece of software from the last stable version 1.6.0

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Now armed with some really great features RadioDJ is going to give other automation software makers a right royal headache.

These are just some of the great features this newer version has.

  • Automatically overlap sweepers over start/intro/end;
  • Voicetracking support;
  • Integrated Shoutcast/Icecast encoder (by plugin);
  • Now playing artist-title exported to file, web or serial (by plugin);
  • Custom number of auxiliary players (by plugin);
  • Audio Processor plugin (with AGC, Compressor and 10 band Equalizer);
  • Auto skip silence from start and end of the tracks;
  • Backup and restore database option;
  • History window;
  • Intro countdown;
  • Time until sweeper countdown;
  • Time calculations for easier back-timing in live operation;
  • Advanced reporting system;
  • Integrated advanced search;
  • Integrated web browser (by plugin);
  • Every event is announced in the main window, a minute before launching;
  • User set colors for cartwall buttons;
  • Artwork support (by plugin);
  • The next major release will see the program come into the RC stage (Release Candidate) which means the program is just about ready for use in a production environment although I have been streaming my station with most of the beta versions.

    Cheers Marius for all your hard work and great programming skills. We would also like to thank SnowHow for his contribution to the software with his plugins.

     
    So bring on the RC!! RadioDJ is truly a force to be reckoned with.

    Don’t believe us? Give it a try RadioDJ Download It’s FREE so what have you got to lose?

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

    Spacial Should Be Worried.

    So we’re nearly out of the beta stage with the new version of RadioDJ v1.6.3.2 it seems to be really stable and runs like a dream.

    Spacial Audio should really start getting worried as RadioDJ is now 100% better than SAM Broadcaster ever could be.

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    With various plugins for RadioDJ now you have a fully fledged next generation radio automation program.

    It now has streaming capabilities with the encoding plugin.

    With the sound processing plugin you shouldn’t need any external processing like Breakaway/Stereo tool.

    There is just the online request system to come and “Bang” you have a rival to SAM Broadcaster!

    So what would you rather do?

    A) Pay $299 upwards for a copy of SAM Broadcaster and wait years for new features?

    B) Use a free program such as Radio DJ? Which has new features added with every release?

    We know which option we would pick. Option B RadioDJ all the way,

    RadioDJ is absolutely fantastic and for a FREE program you cant really go wrong.

    (Yes it really is free despite what some software blogs may tell you)

    Seriously ditch SAM Broadcaster and start using RadioDJ

    You’ll be glad you made the switch!

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

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