Showing posts from November, 2021

What's The Point In a Public Shoutcast Server?

I've recently set one of my computers up as the entertainment PC running RadioDJ 24/7 on AutoDJ. I decided to setup a Private Shoutcast Server so I can access my music when I'm out. I've made my server private and that got me thinking: What is the point is a Public Shoutcast Server? You need an Authhash these days to get your Shoutcast 2.x.x server listed publicly on the Shoutcast YP Thats if you can find where to generate a Authhash it wouldn't generate one for me and it sent me to a webpage that no longer exists. Shoutcast servers prior to v2.5.5 wll not list on the Shoutcast YP website. Even when you get your Authhash your station doesn't always list on the SC YP sometimes the server throws error messages at you. Most of the stations listed publicly on the Shoutcast directory don't seem to play in my browser they play fine if I download a .pls file. I used to list my station on the Shoutcast

Promise Of A New Winamp?

I was alerted to fact the Winamp website had changed this week. Seems they've finally decided to do something with Winamp after a near on 8 year Hiatus. You can sign up to be a beta tester from the Winamp Website There been lots of discussion on the Winamp Forums about this news. I think personally the Good Ship Winamp sailed years ago. Even if they do upgrade Winamp I reckon its only going to be a shadow of its former self. they talk about a new version in the works when as far as other users can tell theres no one taking up developer jobs at Winamp/Shoutcast It will be 8 years on the 20th Dec since AOL sut down Winamp and Shoutcast. It will also be 8 Years in January since Radionomy (Now Shoutcast) bought the rights to the software from AOL. I will try the new Winamp when it comes out but I doubt it will be a player I'll use as I now use RadioDJ. Update Feb 2021: I understand invitations to try the new

Final Player 2022

I was recently made aware of this piece of music software called Final Player 2022 Before I go any further this is NOT a hatchet job I'm writing as to how I found things while trying to use the software. I went to the website and downloaded a zip folder extracted the .exe Went to Install it to find the installer was only in DUTCH. It took me a few minutes to find where I could change the language and even after changing it the buttons were still in Dutch. I selected a folder of music dragged and dropped it & I struggled to get a playlist to generate plus I can't fathom out how you turn on AutoDJ. I cannot work out out how you Auto add songs to the playlist at the moment Final Player keeps constantly looping Enola Gay. The software keeps going into (Not Responding) mode on Windows 10 whenever I try to click a button to do something. I had to use task manager to exit the software on more than one try of opening the software. A

Your Internet Radio Station Deserves Better Than SAM Broadcaster Pro (Black Friday)

Black Friday will be upon us shortly, dragging with it a host of amazing deals and some NOT so good deals. Spacial Audio are doing what they can to try and make sales of their software over the Black Friday period Spacial Black Friday Deals in 2021 Up to 60% off SAM Broadcaster/Cast Products Applicable only to SAM Broadcaster versions 2016.1 & later The discounts apply to all new purchases only, and cannot be applied to existing services or renewals The SAM Cloud Bronze package is excluded from the promotion For the SAM Cloud yearly package, special pricing valid for the first year only - thereafter normal pricing applies The promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion Discounts only apply to SAM Software products SAM Broadcaster Pro, SAM Cast, SAM DJ, SAM Broadcaster Studio. SAM Cast Studio Whats the point in Black Friday promotions IF it only applies to new purchases? A

You’re Just Making Stuff Up? (SAM Broadcaster Pro)

I’ve been accused of lying about the problems that SAM Broadcaster suffers with. I am NOT lying or making anything up things really are as bad as it gets with SAM Broadcaster The problems documented on this website are just a few of the reasons as to why I think the software isn’t worth the $$$ Spacial Audio charge for it I used the program for over just over 10 years so I know all of it’s ANNOYING LITTLE QUIRKS SAM caused me no end of stress over the years. IF the software was coded properly and was a reliable program then all my blog posts about the Issues wouldn’t have needed to be written. The program freezing, encoders buffering, database going wrong and random crashing issues were part of my Imagination? I Don’t think so somehow! I've tried running SAM Broadcaster on several computers and operating systems over the years. With pretty much the same results everytime we’ve gone to install and use the program. SAM would crash af

Cash Strapped & Potless?

I know from watching several broadcasting websites over the past 10 years that a LOT of people into Internet radio don't have endless pots of cash to spend on automation software or upgrades. Radio software is expensive and 9 times out of 10 users gets taken for a ride by the software company they have just purchased software from. They buy said expensive software then they find the support is horrible and they never get a sensible reply. Its among one of the reasons I ditched Spacial Audio and their lacklustre software. I could never get a sensible answer on the Forums or got called rude names by one of the moderators. This is where software such as RadioDJ is miles better than a lot of the paid for automation programs. For starters RadioDJ is 100% FREE and has a great support network on the RadioDJ Community Forums No activations – No contracts - No keys – No hidden fees – No catches - No gimmicks How To