Someone recently made a search “Why is my SAM Broadcaster crashing?”
We’ve also noticed these search terms pop up on our Google Analytics dashboard.
“SAM Broadcaster crashes on Windows 10”
“SAM Broadcaster crashing windows 7”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes after one song”
“SAM Broadcaster crashes without warning”
“SAM Broadcaster Pro keeps crashing after a few songs”
“SAM Broadcaster keeps freezing”
“SAM Broadcaster 2017.7 keeps crashing”
We often see people saying things like this about the lack of stability with SAM Broadcaster.
“We’re running SAM Broadcaster Pro on Windows 7, It often crashes and sometimes won’t restart after a computer reboot which means we have to reinstall the program from scratch”
As to why SAM Broadcaster crashes at random intervals is anyone’s guess…
“I have SAM Pro on two laptops neither will work because of constant problems with your software crashing”
Although in the newer versions it can be something as simple as the SAMBC.core.xml file being corrupted that causes SAM to go wrong.
“SAMBC.core.xml stores most of your settings in SAM (basically everything that’s not either the audio tracks & categories or the User Interface arrangement) If that file gets corrupted (it should be all readable ASCII text in an editor like notepad, just structured in a special way) SAM tends to crash”
The problem with SAM Broadcaster crashing without warning has always happened. It has always been a program plagued with problems (bugs) that don’t appear to be getting fixed by the developers
“However when it comes to radio automation software these days you have a choice”
Forget paying $$$ for SAM Broadcaster (Which is proven to be unstable) just install a free & stable program such as RadioDJ
“Before switching to RadioDJ, My copy of SAM Broadcaster would crash randomly and I would have to re-install. Since a switch 6 months ago, We’ve had NO issues”
RadioDJ runs with Microsoft .NET (3.5 & 4.6) and an SQL server
RadioDJ is reliable on Windows 7/8/10.
RadioDJ is stable and will run for days/weeks/months.
@spacial You’re recent update of Sam Broadcaster 2018.6 keeps crashing on me unexpectedly, are you aware of it happening with other users?
We’ve used RadioDJ since January 2011 and haven’t experienced the same random crashing/freezing issues we had when using SAM Broadcaster.
“As much as we liked some of SAM Broadcaster’s features it would constantly crash every 10-15 minutes or so running on a Windows 10 machine. Frustrating”
The only time we usually have to restart RadioDJ is when Windows updates require a computer reboot.
Despite what some people might think/say RadioDJ really is FREE with No catches or hidden costs.
It really is time people stopped paying out $$$ for radio automation software that doesn’t work as advertised!
RadioDJ will eventually have a paid for version but the free version will still be available to those who need basic automation
Last updated on: 1st August 2018
at 11:46 AM Europe/London