Didi’s suggestion of disabling the firewall is a very good one. I have suffered issues where things like the playback progess meters do not work, because of problems in the firewall. If disabling the firewall gives you the meters, check the firewall rules removing any duplicates. I had a client stop showing items because I had tested too many server and client versions, and each new running added an extra rule to the firewall. When I simplified to just the rules for the active client and server all came good.
Clients and servers ideally need paired versions. Server 2.0.7 should be connected with a client 2.0.8 or 2.0.9 (client version 2.0.9 adds websocket capability to client version 2.0.8). Server version 2.2 and later should use a client 2.2.x as the format of the OSC status data differs between server version 2.0.7 and server 2.2.0 and later.
The client includes a database that stores the configuration you edit, plus the thumbnails of videos and stills. The same database name is used for all clients, and there can be problems when client 2.0.8 is used, then 2.2.x, then back to 2.0.8 as the database structures change with client versions. There are several threads about this in the forum. If you have tried client 2.0.8 then 2.2.x and switched back to client 2.0.8 you may have a data block caused by different database versions.
On a windows machine, the database file is stored in folder
C:\Users\<userName>\.CasparCG\Client. The database file is called
Database.s3db. Rename this to keep it available for future use, then restart the client which re-creates the database with default values. You will need to re-enter the server details etc.
If you want to experiment with both clients, create desktop shortcuts that run the client editing the command line of each shortcut to have the link to the exe file followed by a command line switch that names the database file. For example:
“C:/CasparCG/ClientV2d0d8/casparCG Client.exe” -t c:/casparclient/usedb208.s3db for client 2.0.8 and
“C:/CasparCG/ClientV2d0d8/casparCG Client.exe” -t c:/casparclient/usedb220.s3db for client 2.2.x. The path to the folder for the database must exist before the client is run.
It is possible that there may be some error reports in the client logs whch store in folder