All the essential features: Playback, Encoding/Streaming, Relay Statistics, DSPs, FX, Playlist, Mysql connections (remote and local), PAL Script Execution, Playlist Rotation, Remote requests.
What does not
I have not tested everything, but I have had no show stopping issues for anything I've tested.
What was not tested
Too many things to name. It is a complex piece of software.
I was unable to install gecko or msxml3 (as the instructions on winehq state are necessary), However I was still able to install and run SAM without them. I originally tested on a single core dedicated box, however resource usage was high and the system was unstable. I had to disable statistic relays to bring down the CPU usage to an acceptable level for single core proc. I did switch to a dual core and but still the average load was higher than acceptable levels so I decided to leave all statistics relays turned off and implemented a third party solution of my own to capture my stats. With that in mind, a multi-core proc (4 cores or more) should be able to handle SAM with all features turned on.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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