The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re set up with these minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • CPU: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Disk space: 100 MB
  • Sound card: Optional
  • Internet: You’ll need a solid Internet connection


Ideally, your system is set up with the following:

  • Operating system: Windows XP or Windows 7
  • CPU: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Disk space: 100 MB + enough space for all the music files
  • Sound card: Any high-quality sound device; we recommend internal sound devices instead of externally connected USB devices
  • Internet: ADSL, cable or direct fibre Internet connection with enough capacity to broadcast your streams to the stream hosting provider


Avoid running other tasks or processes simultaneously with SAM, including automated anti-virus scans. These could hinder SAM Broadcaster’s real-time performance.


When you install SAM Broadcaster, your firewall may request that you authorize SAM to open a port. If it does, make sure to allow it.


For best results, avoid using external or network-connected drives.

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