Client and server on same machine or separate


#1

Hello, what is good practice for casparcg server and client. Should i have client and server installed on the same machine or separate them. What are pros and cons of such two setups.


#2

Makes no difference usually.


#3

Technically theres no difference so its more up to workflow
Things to consider

  • where is the best place for the server
  • where will the graphics-operator sit
  • what kind of network do you have.
    Typically if you have a compact production area its usually makes sence to run the client and server on the same machine.
    On the otherhand in some cases to run the client on a laptop can be more practical.

#4

There is some problem with separate PC.

  1. If template contains absolute path of some source, It will fail. workaround is to have a common mapped drive.
  2. If we record something with file consumer , the file can’t be preview in VLC. Workaround is to have media location on common mapped drive.

#5

hi vimlesh ji
i installed server one PC and two CMP on different 2 PC’s
videos are playing perfectly on individual consumer windows,
when play logo , from pc 2 it is playing on consumer window 1 instead 2

please suggest me the settings

Regards

vijay


#6

Upper side which plays image uses channel number from main channel number.

Lower side of software play video uses channel 1 by default because it is written there. Change that from 1-2000 to 2-20000
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#7

vimalesh ji,
thanks for the reply
changed Play 2
working fine

Regards
Vijay