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How to Start Multiple Instances of SAM Broadcaster

Note: You cannot just copy SAMBC.exe into a folder, you must use the installer; otherwise the application will not work correctly. (Application will exit and/or have audio problems)

You will also need one license for each instance, you cannot run multiple instances with a single license key

On your desktop, right click and select “New --> Shortcut” from the context menu.

In the shortcut wizard select the browse button and browse to the SAMBC.exe file in your SAM Broadcaster installation.

Typically this would be under “C:\Program Files (x86)\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe”.

In the textbox showing this path on the wizard now add the text: /INSTANCE=SAM123

e.g.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe" /INSTANCE=SAM123

Using SAM123 provides an unique name for this shortcut.

If you create another shortcut and give it another name then it will start a different instance of SAM and this way you would be able to launch multiple instances of SAM. For example adding – /INSTANCE=SAMRadio1 to another shortcut will launch a separate instance of SAM.

Tip: For the name do not use any spaces and stick to “Alphanumerical” characters (i.e. A-Z and 0-9)

The full text in the location textbox will then look something like this:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\SpacialAudio\SAMBC\SAMBC.exe” /INSTANCE=SAMRadio1

Click on “NEXT”, select a name for the shortcut (like SAM123).

Click finish and you are set.

Repeat this process with different names for /INSTANCE=SAMRadio1 parameter for each of the different instances you want to launch.

To shutdown all instances the application could run with the /SHUTDOWNALL flag.

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    Louis R

    Hi Spacial, Hi Gordon,

    I have the same problem with 2015.4, this does not work anymore and now I am stuck without any possibility to authorize any copy of SAM Broadcaster.

    I believe they now prevent us from running multiple instances on the same machine... !

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    Mathew

    Hi, as one license can only stream one station and the technology only allows one streaming source, you would need to have a valid license for each instance.

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    sean.ramlall
    Does that also mean I can only have sam broadcaster pro downloaded on one computer only?
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    Rajkumarl

    Hi, I currently own license for sam broadcaster pro, want to start streaming two radio stations from one pc is that possible?

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    Rajkumarl

    Hi Gordon,

    How do i reach you. 

     

    Regards

    Raj Loganathan

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    Mathew

    Hi Rajkumari, you would need one SAM Broadcaster license for each station.

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    Leonard Kaye

    Hi everyone

    Hope you can help me. I am about to purchase a SAM....I have 2 djs on air, can i install on their computers for them to use also. You said one station, one license...it is only one station just 3 users. Is this possible?

     

    Leonard 

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    Leonard Kaye

    Hi Gordon, you say as many DJs as they want...so can i install the program on their computers. Of course only one (my stream with Makeavoice)  Not other stations. My old SAM 3 is on their computers, has been for 6 years...can i just get them to install the new one.

    Leonard

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    Mathew

    Hi Leonard, you might like to consider SAM Broadcaster Cloud (http://spacial.com/sam-broadcaster-cloud) which is a complete broadcast solution, starting from only $15 per month and each package includes at least 5 additional licenses for SAM Broadcaster Live-DJ which can only stream to your Cloud station.

    Sharing your license with other DJs can cause problems, especially if they leave your station as you have no guarantee that they will stop using your license key and unfortunately, we cannot replace compromised license keys.