Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

It’s NOT the user’s broadband connection, ISP or even shoutcast/icecast server at fault, It’s the encoders in SAM Broadcaster being poorly coded. The user has already explained that their Internet connection is working as it should…

The SAM Broadcaster encoders have failed on us several times on several different computers with different ISP providers, They even buffered while streaming to a local shoutcast server on the same PC. So it’s not someones connection at fault.

Even the old winamp DSP plugin encoders would suffer from the same problem.

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“It’s a long standing BUG in badly coded software”

 

SAM Broadcaster encoders disconnection

I’ve written before about the encoders in SAM Broadcaster buffering.

It’s nothing new there are still over 28 pages of posts on the subject on the SAM Broadcaster forums.

All of those users being told it’s their computer or Internet connection at fault when in reality it’s the software itself.

This is not an issue we’ve ran into using other encoding software. We never had a problem with buffering when we used other software to encode with.

We last used the Streaming plugin for RadioDJ to do a test with and it held up for well over 10 days without any errors or buffering.

We only had to restart the PC because of Windows 10 updates.

The encoders buffering in SAM Broadcaster is a BUG that has never been fixed and has been in the program since the days of version v2.7.7

We really do wish Spacial SVS support on the forums would stop blaming peoples connections when the encoders buffer in SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 4th, 2016
at 13:50 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster 2015 Crashes!

This morning I thought I’d install & see if anything changed with the latest version of SAM Broadcaster.

Sadly it hasn’t.

I started SAM Broadcaster 2015.4 up, configured it, connected it to Shoutcast, pressed play and off it went.

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I got called away to help a neighbour with something & I was only gone 5 minutes IF that.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:25 PM Europe/London

Start Your Internet Radio Station With Radiodj

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

“Internetradio 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!)

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 12:32 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

88% Off Sam Broadcaster?

I’ve woken up this morning and just checked Twitter & I saw this Tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

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“88% off SAM Broadcaster… (Start Your Own Internet Radio Station course coupon – $10)”

 
Wait a minute! Just how misleading is that tweet?

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:20 PM Europe/London

It’s Just Laziness

When you pay a subscription for a piece of software you would at least expect an update once a month or so.

Sadly this is not the case with Spacial Audio.

I know they are taking peoples money for 2015 subscriptions but they have yet to deliver a version of SAM Broadcaster in 2015.

I’m also acutely aware that Spacial have started beta testing a Mac version of SAM Broadcaster.

But so far in 2015 they appear to all intents and purpose appear to be ignoring their windows users.

It’s just laziness on the part of the developers of the software.

Stop paying for a yearly subscription for SAM Broadcaster & start using RadioDJ free radio automation software.

At least RadioDJ is developed by someone who gives a damn about the software and it’s users. There are regular updates for RadioDJ

Spacial Audio really need to drop the lazy attitude and start giving customers what they want.

BUT WE WON’T HOLD OUR BREATH ON THAT ONE!

Budding Radio Dj

Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?

Starting doing Internet radio as a hobby can be daunting at first but when you get used to streaming it can be a great hobby to have.

If you’re a Budding Radio DJ and are looking to get started then may I suggest a few pieces of software to use that won’t cost you a penny.

In order to start streaming on the internet you will need the following…

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Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 05:21 AM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Terrestrial Licence.

Have you ever read through the EULA (End user licence agreement) when it comes to SAM Broadcaster?

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(Most people haven’t)

We can’t help but notice how Spacial make it difficult to use their software. You’d be pretty amazed at the restrictions Spacial Audio do actually place on the their software.

Especially with a normal copy of SAM Broadcaster Pro ($299).

(Section 2e) The software may not be used to transport and stream any terrestrial radio broadcasts and/or communication.

 
Q: If SAM Broadcaster Pro cannot be used for terrestrial purposes… Why does it have built in FM broadcasting capabilities via a PCI card?

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If you want to use SAM Broadcaster to broadcast over terrestrial AM/FM signals.

Spacial Audio will ask you to hand over $699 for the Studio edition of the program.

That is a lot of money for a radio station owner to part with & there is no way on earth that SAM Broadcaster is worth that much money.

Mind terrestrial stations tend to use software that costs thousands not some overpriced hobby software.

Even as a normal user It would appear you can’t do much with a copy SAM Broadcaster Pro.

God forbid you should want to run more than 2 online stations at a time. Spacial Audio don’t like you doing that either!

“You are only licensed to stream one station per SAM Broadcaster Pro licence”

 
There is a simple FREE solution to this. Use RadioDJ radio automation software instead.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ has fewer restrictions and is FREE for use by any radio station or DJ anywhere in the world.

“You can run RadioDJ where you want, when you want & run as many instances of the program that you require. Without having to stump up any $$$ whatsoever!”

 
Think about it!

Why bother shelling out $$$ for software that isn’t always guaranteed to work and could cause you all sorts of legal nightmares if you use it for something other than what it states in the EULA (End User Licence agreement)?

Just more reasons why Spacial Audio software sucks IMHO!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:59 PM Europe/London

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