What is it with certain sections of the Internet radio crowd?
We see people complaining almost weekly on social media that they having problems running/using SAM Broadcaster.
(Nothing new there!)
When we messaged or tweeted some of those people having issues with SAM Broadcaster to let them know about the better free alternative RadioDJ
Several of the people have come back with comments like this.
“But you have to use plugins, I’m not keen on programs that relies on plugins”
“But there’s no way to hear my microphone I need a microphone input”
“I feel I have to take a college course to install the program”
“I don’t want to have use a separate piece of software to stream with”
“I couldn’t get the program installed and tech support sucked”
“I’m not installing a MySQL database it might screw my computer up”
STOP right there! Saying things like “tech support sucked” won’t get you very far either.
Did you search the RadioDJ forums for advice & help? There are over 7 years of posts and solutions on the forums.
Most of the search results will give you solutions that will help with the smooth running of the program.
Did you actually post asking for help on the RadioDJ community ran forums?
My guess is “Probably NOT” otherwise you would have found an answer/solution to your issues.
Remember help on the forums depends on volunteers who give help & advice and help in their spare time so don’t start demanding for help.
Have some patience! It takes longer than 10 minutes to get setup and to get to grips with what RadioDJ does.
It took me a good couple of months of using the program before I knew what everything did.
Moaning that RadioDJ isn’t doing what you want after 10 minutes of using the program just makes you look like a complete novice who doesn’t know how to use software.
It also sounds to me as if some of these people are expecting far too much from a FREE piece of software.
Stick with SAM Broadcaster and it’s quirks & lack of reliability if you have to (No skin off our nose)
“You don’t have to take our advice! But life could be so much easier for you as a radio DJ if you just took the time to get used to RadioDJ as a program”
You’ll find it outperforms other software for reliability and stability. Life could be stress free if only you switched software.
We wouldn’t have used RadioDJ as our music automation solution since 2010 if the program had been a pile of crap!
“Using radio software should be a pleasant experience & unfortunately you don’t always get that with SAM Broadcaster”
RadioDJ won’t crash on you like SAM Broadcaster is known to & It’s a lot more stable and robust with a better layout.
One user had RadioDJ v1.8.2 running on his XP laptop for over 24 months with ZERO issues.
You need to upgrade that machine you can get new PC’s cheap on the Internet I paid less than £379/$537 for a system that has an AMD 10 chip and 16GB RAM onboard and RadioDJ runs as sweet as a nut on that.
There are also no nasty hidden fees, keys or catches with RadioDJ just a FREE program that automates.
Here’s a tip for you:
When we make a suggestion about using “alternative” free software we don’t expect you to start slinging abuse or vitriol at us.
“IF you can’t be nice and interact with people then you need to find a better hobby”
Last updated on: 15th August 2018
at 14:27 PM Europe/London