Playing music, playlists, pals, rules.
What does not
Playing some 320 kbit/s mp3 will play them in mono, mostly if they are dual stereo.
Sometimes it crashes for unknown reason, but for now it has 1 day uptime.
It causes a lot of cpu usage, i use it on core2quad 4x2,66 ghz pc and one of the cpu's is at 60% load.
At windows PC dualcore AMD 5200+ the cpu usage is about 20% total (10% on each cpu).
Encoding using the LAME codec is not possible, you can not choose it. It has something to do with the legacy PCM codecs... You can get over this by encoding with the internal codecs (choose mp3 (normal), mp3pro or aac as an encoder - they all work, even the aac+ encoder)
SamReporter doesn't work right out of the box.Backup & restore using the 'host' MySQL server doesn't work.
What was not tested
Event sheduler, the StreamAds, Windows media encoding.
MS-SQL and Firebird databases as host.
It's tricky and hard to install it right, did not work with firebird database. I've installed mysql on the same pc and setted it up. Then i inserted the root user and pass and a database of my choise in the setup window. There were lots of error during the install, but finally it ran, just ignore the errors. I even use external DSP's to process the sound and they run.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 02 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2014||1.6.1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 28 2011||1.3.33||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 16 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 25 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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 'winetricks.sh'
3. Open a terminal in the directory with the winetricks script.
4. type 'sh winetricks.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 http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt 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 rootmysql> 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:mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
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 winetricks.sh script