We’ve been accused of “Making up” the problems about SAM Broadcaster…
“We’re not making anything up, things really are as bad as they seem with SAM Broadcaster”
The problems documented on this website and its posts are just a few of the reasons as to why we think SAM Broadcaster isn’t worth the $299 Spacial Audio charge for their software.
We used the program for just over 10 years so we know all of it’s little quirks and annoying issues and there are lots of them.
The software has caused me to swear many many times over the years, I’ve never sworn at RadioDJ.
IF the software had been written properly to begin with and was a stable/reliable program then all these blog posts about the different issues within SAM wouldn’t have needed to be written.
“The program freezing, encoders buffering, database going wrong and random crashing issues were all in our heads? Don’t think so somehow”
We’ve tried running SAM Broadcaster on several computers and different operating systems over the years.
With pretty much the same results everytime we’ve gone to run the program.
SAM Broadcaster would crash after a while. Sometimes taking the database with it, or it wouldn’t fire up after a reboot of the computer.
“You struggle to get the database backed up with SAM Broadcaster without a good knowledge of MySQL editing programs”
Which then required a complete reinstall of the program from scratch, It became tiresome having to constantly uninstall/reinstall the program.
RadioDJ just automates music as it should, sometimes for weeks and months.
RadioDJ also has a nifty MySQL database backup tool (In case the worst should happen)
Also we’re not constantly having to rebuild the database with RadioDJ. Whereas with SAM Broadcaster it was a weekly/monthly problem.
RadioDJ is usually so reliable and stable we don’t need to worry about leaving the program alone.
It really is about time Spacial Audio concentrated on making SAM Broadcaster a BUG FREE program. Otherwise they’re going to start losing even more customers
Who knows maybe now Louis Louw has stepped down as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Spacial Audio the development team might just be able to start solving all of SAM’s known issues.
Lets face it there’s enough problems within the software for them to be fixing.
Still NOT holding our breath on that one though… We’ll believe it when I see it!
Last updated on: 26th June 2019
at 10:45 AM Europe/London