Template 9, without overriding it (ie without making any changes to the CSS / original width/height), should look like this in CMS:
ie the same here and there.
Now, your screenshot looks to me like you’ve changed the original width/height to 320/580 which does not look great, although I’d expect it to look the same in CMS as well.
In short, could you please send my your layout via private message so I can take look at it?
That’s correct for 64bit OS (Xibo player is 32bit application)
All those modules are working correctly in the current release, docker is not required, although it is recommended by us, the reasons behind it are outlined here - https://blog.xibo.org.uk/why-do-we-recommend-docker/
Indeed there was a lot of changes between 1.7 series and 1.8 series, many components were pretty much re-written, there also are some features only available in 1.8 series.
Indeed, that’s one of the reasons why we have this community site and why we’re so active here, support is one thing but feature requests or bug reports that we got on this site are very much appreciated as well.