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PostPosted: February 10th, 2012, 8:10 am 
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SAS (SAMAutoStart) utility for SAM Broadcaster.

What is the purpose of this application and why you may need it?
SAMAutoStart makes sure that your Sam Broadcaster is always running.
SAS also add some nice features like shortcuts, disable controls, etc.

For more read README.pdf, find README in SAS package.

Like SAS on facebook and request SAS download link by sending SAS a message (Facebook chat).
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samautostart

Donators do not need to update to the latest version, for others older versions will expire.

Latest version changes

27. December 2017

1.81 Added: Warning when SAMBC.core.xml not found when accessing SAS configuration
Added: Warning when a track failed to play
Added: SAS restore feature creates a backup copy of SAMBC.core.xml under "Data Path"
Added: Backspace key toggle DJ Mode (AutoDJ/ManualDJ)
Fixed: Tooptip "Disabled by SAS" showing under Search window
Fixed: "Allowed not respondig time" feature was killing SAMBC before allowed time
Fixed: Disable NumpadAdd and SAS Live Hotkey was not working
Improvement: Shortcuts called by palnotification.txt should work on any SAMBC version.
Minor bugfixes

22. November 2014.
1.8 Added: On which Windows user SAMBC crashed/freezed shows in alert email and SAS log
Added: SAS Live Hotkey
Added: Tools --> "Load Tags" and "Save Tags"
Added: Scroll tracks in Song Info one by one by hold down "CTRL+mousewheel up/down"
Added: Delayed Search (delay a search on a keystroke, useful for large databases)
Added: "CTRL+Right Click" Direct play track in Song Info Editor
Added: Shortcut "Numpad Enter" now press OK when in Song Information Editor
Fixed: Shortcut for "Tools->HTML Output->Generate" now works with SAMBC 2014
Minor bugfixes

28. May 2014
1.72 Added: Alert when SAMBC.exe using too much memory
Added: Tools --> Cue to text file
Fixed: Copy did not work every time under Song Information Editor (SAS Menu)
Fixed: not starting SAMBC.exe when Not responding however kill process and start worked

Older versions changelog:

28. December 2013

1.71 Added: Tools -> Copy files from m3u
Minor bugfixes

15. June 2013

1.7 Added: Configuration GUI. Bye bye SAMAutoStart_cfg.ini
Added: Advanced Verify Songs and SASVerifySongs for schedule with PAL script
Added: SASMute.
Added: Backup players settings and Restore players settings.
Added: Backup encoders and Restore encoders.
Added: Kill process by exe process name or PID with PAL script.
Added: Launch SAS when Windows starts.
Added: New splash screen and new icon
Minor bugfixes

7. May 2013
1.6 Added: Message when clicking on disabled controls. (Air, Cue, Numpad add key, etc)
Added: PAL Script commands: SASUploadAllPictures, SASBackupDatabase, SASPlay,
SASPlayNext, SASToggleAutoRecovery
Added: DisablePlayersAir-Cue, prevent of changing players Air/Cue output.
Added: Traybar with Check for update, Call an event, Open log, Uninstall, etc
Added: Backup/Restore scheduled events list. (MySQL 5.1+ only)
Added: Backup/Restore PAL Scripts list.
Fixed: Run exe files with command line parameters from PAL Script. (broken in v1.5)
Minor bugfixes

23. April 2013
1.5 Fixed: Email ivan -a-t- radiocentar.hr now can accpet paypal donations :)
Fixed: defect when holding down right mouse button on a non selected track.
Fixed: SAS Menu under Song Info->Details tab works again. Broken in previous version.
Fixed: Left click features works even if DisableDoubleClick is disabled.
Added: Right click on Decks and Auxs cover art zone gives you SAS Menu
as in Song information editor.
Added: Detecting SAM Not Responding and kill and start if no mouse/keyboard action >60 secs.
Change maximum allowed not responding time with notRespondingTimeOut.
Added: Messagebox when an error logged (config.ini->EventLogErrorMsg=1)
Added: New default SAS icon + optional old icon in shortcut properties->Change Icon...
Added: UserPresentTime, time that SAS will suppose that the user is absent.
Added: PAL Script commands, change DJ Mode (SASAutoDJ, SASPlayQueue, SASManual)
Changed: Attention window don't need any handling. "track_ending.PAL" not needed anymore.
Changed: config file completly changed. Delete config.ini and setup new SAMAutoStart_cfg.ini.
StartupTimeOut renamed in MySQL_StartupTimeOut
ConfirmDelete renamed in ConfirmRemove
Changed: AutoDJ replaced with DJMode. Start SAM Broadcaster in different DJ Modes.
Removed: wait_mySQL, if MySQL_StartupTimeOut is greater than 0 means that it will wait.
Removed: SongInfoFilename and SongDetails from config file, not needed anymore.
A bunch of optimizations/improvements/bug fixes/defect fixes.

24. March 2013.
1.4 Fixed: Air-Cue buttons was always locked, now you can re-enable them by setting
DisableAir-Cue value to 0.
Added: You can call any event you listed in config.ini under Events by pressing
Numpad Enter key, when NumpadAdd key is disabled it don't send events anymore.
Added: SAMAutoStart restart SAMBC if there is a message from SAMBC.exe
that it stopped working (Windows 7 tested).
Added: You can disable volume slidebars (config.ini->DisableVolumeBar=1).
Added: Send an alert email if SAMBC.exe isn't running or stopped working.
Added: Right click on the file path in Song information editor now gives you a new SAS menu
with powerful options, second click will show the default SAM Broadcaster menu.
Added: Shortcut->Holding down the mouse right button over a track opens
Song information editor. (Queue, Tracks in Selected Category and History).
Added: You can manually set HTTPHandler IP and port to override default.
Added: ConfirmDelete, Confirm dialog when removing a track from "Queue"
or "Tracks in Selected Category" window.
Added: SAMAutoStart.log logs SAMAutoStart events "date - time - description".
Added: Autodetection of MySQL port, removed from config.ini.
Added: AUX1DATA.PAL provides information about the track that is loaded into Aux1
Optimizations/improvements

21. January 2013.
1.3 Added: RestartSAM and RestartSAMAutoStart (Called as a Messagebox, documented above).

8. April 2012.
1.2 Fixed: click on the top of DJ Mode button didn't show attention window.
Added: feature to call a Messagebox and run files from PAL Scripts
Added: DisableNumAdd.
Added: when NumAdd and NumEnter disabled they send an event to port 1221.
Added: DisableAir-Cue.
Included: useful example scripts.
Changed: attention window blink method. Now changing color instead show/hide.
Minor bugfixes

11. February 2013.
1.1 Added: wait_mySQL. ---> Removed in v1.5

10. February 2013.
1.0 First release.

In no event shall the author be liable for any damages.
Use on your own risk.

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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.0
PostPosted: February 11th, 2012, 7:40 am 
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Very cool program! Very well thought out and executed I may add!

My only concern and feature request is offering an option to not auto-start MySQL but monitor its status when it tries to start SAM and if MySQL isn't running, keep monitoring and don't start SAM until it is up.

Here's why: MySQL currently installs by default as a system service. Windows service management has a recovery feature wherein if the MySQL server dies, it will try to restart it depending on how you have it set up (by default it is set to not do anything if it dies, but I usually recommend fixing this oversight). And if it fails to restart, it is usually an error somewhere along the line that SAMAutoStart cannot repair and it will have to be looked at manually.


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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.1
PostPosted: February 11th, 2012, 5:05 pm 
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... keep monitoring and don't start SAM until [MySQL] is up.

There's a .bat file posted in the forums somewhere that was written ages ago by FesterHead. It does exactly that. If I can find it I'll post a link, but feel free to search for it yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.1
PostPosted: February 11th, 2012, 8:37 pm 
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IvanR, sometimes my sam shows "not responding" and doesn't close window automatically, only manually clicking on the "x".

Your software solve this case? How it do?

Tks a bunch :)


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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.1
PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 4:09 pm 
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radioretro wrote:
IvanR, sometimes my sam shows "not responding" and doesn't close window automatically, only manually clicking on the "x".

Your software solve this case? How it do?

Tks a bunch :)


Well if you're getting not responding then something is wrong with your SAMBC installation.
I recommend you to backup your database, SAMBC xml files, PAL scripts and completely uninstall it and install the latest SAMBC v4.9.3.

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PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 9:28 am 
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Nice job, should be useful to many.


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PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 11:57 pm 
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I have just started having this problem tonight. After 4-5 minutes of play SAM will go into a Not Responding state and freeze. Have to manually close it and restart, and then 5 minutes later the same thing happens again. It never did this before tonight and I have made no changes to the PC since SAM was installed a few weeks ago, so I'm not sure what is triggering this all of a sudden. Does anyone have a solution to this?

Ivan, I don't know anything about this 4.9.3. When I go to the Downloads area of my profile, the only thing listed is 4.9.2, which is the same version that is crashing.


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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.1
PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 12:23 am 
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For whatever reason Spacial has not bothered to put the new version up on their site or even on the client section where it should be first thing on a new release. The only location it has been linked is right here on the forums. As has already been noted, 4.9.2 is extremely buggy and the large majority of these bugs have been fixed in 4.9.3.

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PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 1:19 am 
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I was running FireDaemon for a while, to run SAM as a service, but I just moved my Stream to a different computer running Windows 7, and on Windows 7, services run in a separate "session" by default, where it's very hard to get to/see the UI, so that doesn't really work for me.
Point is, I'll be trying this out soon to keep SAM running - definitely looks cool and has some nice features (though I may not use all of them)...
Are there plans to add more to the program?
Also, to autostart the program and SAM on startup, I assume that it should work to put a shortcut to the program in the Startup folder, right?
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: SAMAutoStart 1.1
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 1:34 am 
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It's supposed to be run from Startup.
Sure, SAMAutoStart 1.2 on the way a defect fix and new feature.
I'll release it soon.

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2013, 3:37 pm 
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New version 1.3 availabe for download.

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PostPosted: March 1st, 2013, 10:00 am 
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fantastic program. helped me out of a nagging crash issue that seemed to only happen when I was at least 30 minutes from restarting SAM.

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Will this work with ALL versions of SAMBC including the recent 2013.2?

Thank you,

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PostPosted: March 6th, 2013, 10:17 am 
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Yes, works with last version of 2013 too.
New version is on the way. Let me test it first =)

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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2013, 8:38 pm 
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Hello guys,

Just released new version of SAMAutoStart,
Go ahead and try its new hot features.

EnJoy

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