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 the link no longer exists and even Shoutcast wouldn't let me generate an Authhash. 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. My Shoutcast server can't connect to the Shoutcast YP any ideas? Most of the stations listed publicly on the Shoutcast directory don't seem to play in my browser they play fine

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 it into the playlist & I struggled to get a playlist to generate. I couldn't fathom out how you turn on AutoDJ what with the software not having aEnglish language file. I cannot work out out how you Auto add songs to the playlist at the moment Final Player keeps constantly looping one song. 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

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 from. I am NOT lying or making anything up things really are as bad as it gets with SAM Broadcaster The problems documented on my Blog 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 10 years so I know all of it’s ANNOYING QUIRKS SAM caused me no end of stress. IF SAM was coded properly and was a reliable program then 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? SAM Broadcaster is as UNSTABLE as people say it is 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 crashes after 10/15 minutes often takin

Cash Strapped & Potless - Can't Afford Subscriptions?

I know from watching broadcasting websites that Internetradio station owners don't always have endless pots of cash. SOME Radio software subscriptions can be expensive and sometimes users get taken for a ride by the company. Users buy the software then they find the support is horrible 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 spyware – No catches How To Install RadioDJ I've used RadioDJ since 2010 and any issues I did have with the software when I first used it were easily resolve