SAM Broadcaster 4.2.2

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NameSAM Broadcaster
License Demo
Wine Version1.6.1
Maintainers of this version:
SAM - Professional Internet broadcast DJ software. The most advanced broadcast automation solution that has been developed specifically to fully meet the specialized needs of online broadcasters. Currently features MP3, mp3PRO, Windows Media 9 and Ogg streaming support, dual player decks, advanced playlist rotation logic, drag&drop management, real-time listener statistics, automated requests, web output, multi-server support and much much more!
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What works
Nearly everything

What does not


Backup & restore using the 'host' MySQL server.

What was not tested
Firebird database.
MS SQL database.

Additional Comments

Tested only under Ubuntu:
When SAM is minimized by user, it happens sometimes that the main window can't be shown. The program still runs (PAL scripts are running and queue list is being played) but you can't have access to the main window. I have found no other way that des-installing and re-installing SAM to solve this.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 17 20141.6.1 Yes No Garbage kacey 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 28 20111.3.33 No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20101.2 Yes Yes Silver electronico 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20091.1.33 Yes Yes Silver electronico 
ShowFedora 10Oct 14 20091.1.31 Yes Yes Silver m3gab0y 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


FOR USE WITH FIREBIRD DATABASE (written by a previous maintainer, kept for archive): prefer mysql

1. Install the latest Wine

2. Download the winetricks sh script, remember where you save it, and name it ''

3. Open a terminal in the directory with the winetricks script.

4. type 'sh'

5. In the window that comes up, choose gecko, msxml3, and richedit20

step five is very important.

6. When the winetricks script is done you should configure wine to your liking if necessary.

7. Run the sam broadcaster setup, use firebird sql, then when it gives the two radio buttons, choose the custom settings one, and in the options that show there, select the embedded one.

8. setup should continue without trouble.

9. Run sam


FOR USE WITH 'HOST' MYSQL SERVER (written by electronico 2009-03-01)

1. install & configure mysql-server on your OS (Ubuntu Hardy X64 in my case) : sudo apt-get install mysql-server

2. install the latest wine and add repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list : sudo apt-get install wine, then sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list and add deb hardy main at the end. Then refresh repositories : sudo apt-get update

3. download winetricks. in a terminal, go to the directory where you've downloaded winetricks and run sh winetricks. Choose : corefonts gecko msxml3 riched30

4. run sam broadcaster setup, choose MySQL as database, choose custom settings (for mySQL) and enter your MySQL root password. Ignore error message about mySQL not found.

5. as told by the previous writter : some minor issues are some button not working (encoders start/stop, same for PAL scripts), the turnaround is to use the pop-up menu by right-click in the wanted fields.

Simple HOWTO: (written by m3gab0y 2009-10-20)

1. Install the latest Wine

2. Install the latest MySQL Server and SETUP it! Just a simple setup, create a root password and start the MySQL Daemon. 

The install is easy for some distros. Run this as root:

# yum install mysql mysql-server

for Fedora, CentOS and all in between :)

# apt-get install mysql mysql-server

for Debian, Ubuntu and all in between :)

for other distros, consult your documentation or google "MySQL setup your distro".

After install it's a good idea to set MySQL server to run everytime after a reboot. Do that with this command in the console as root:


# chkconfig --level 2345 mysqld on; service mysqld start

Login to MySQL Server with this command as root:

# mysql -u root
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('mynewpass');

Where 'mynewpass' is the password. It should return: 

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

Then flush:


This is a really quick and dirty way to do it! So if you are not testing, please read on how to securely setup MySQL server. 

3. Download SAM 4.2.2. Start the setup, choose MySQL as server, select to specify the setup details, enter the root password and click next. Ignore the errors.

4. Run SAMBC.exe, it should run, if not, install  gecko, msxml3, and richedit20 as described above with the script


SAM Broadcaster's Firebird server
Note that SAM Broadcaster's Firebird server doesn't work for linux distrubutions. You should create a manual database with Firebird server for linux.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by kacey on Monday February 17th 2014, 1:41
As of *ubuntu 13.10, testing Wine 1.6.1, this was absolutely worthless. Could not connect to any databases. Installs and supposedly able to run, but it's garbage if it can't connect to a database.

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error at the registration setup
by fredy on Sunday July 10th 2011, 2:36
the intallation works juts give this
fixme:shell:DllCanUnloadNow stub, when i open sam, and start the setup, everything goes well unntili get to the part of registration, i clic next , and give this error

an error occurred during setup please unistall software software
what i have to do to fix it ?

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Any ideas how to get the mic line to work?
by Brian Kaiser on Sunday June 26th 2011, 16:29
Not sure if it's related to Wine settings. Using Kubuntu 11.4, and SAM 4.2.2 I have been able to stream flawlessly, but unsure how to get my headset to work for mic/voiceovers.

Note: Headset works in all other native linux applications.

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Its working BUT
by Mark Stones on Wednesday August 11th 2010, 10:50
Everything is working fine for me but as soon i connect the encoder my sound starts to "stop/starts" but if i disconnect it again its working fine! Whats wrong there :/

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Installer access violation
by Ryan Draga on Saturday February 28th 2009, 16:02
When running the installer I get "Access violation at address 004049C7 in module Setup_BC.exe, Read of address 61775C73", and then the installer crashes.

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Error installing SAM
by Rito on Saturday November 1st 2008, 1:38
When i used the sh command, the terminal gives me an error on firebird or something like that check it out :
err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc44224
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceA ((null),"FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance"): stub
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW (L"",L"FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance"): stub
err:heap:HEAP_ValidateInUseArena Heap 0x110000: bad flags 00000001 for in-use arena 0x137288
fixme:advapi:ReportEventA (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x000000d4,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x7e058e40,(nil)): stub
fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x000000d4,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x1372a8,(nil)): stub
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"The registry information is missing.\r\nPlease run the Firebird Configuration Utilitunable to launch the server thread. errno : 1053"

then I've tried to install Sam Broadcaster, and when the installer has finished , it gives me a error message window that says some error has ocurried on the installation process after that i've tried to open sam broadcaster, and it launches a error message windows that says unable connect or query database.Please make sure the database server is running and configured properly.
so i don't know what to do, to resolve this issue
can someone helps me whit that? :D

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