AVerMedia - C875 Live Gamer Portable (LGP) HD Game Capture for PC/PS3 & 4/Wii U/Xbox360 & One up to 1080p, 60Mbps

AVerMedia – C875 Live Gamer Portable (LGP) HD Game Capture for PC/PS3 & 4/Wii U/Xbox360 & One up to 1080p, 60Mbps Rating:
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Product Description

Super Sharp HD Quality Videos
With the on-board H.264 hardware encoder, Live Gamer Portable features 60Mbps recording bitrate, which generates ultra sharp quality footages and preserves every detail of the gameplay.

"PC-Free Mode" Option for Gameplay Recoding
PC-Free Mode allows you to record the gameplay without a PC. Flip the switch, insert an SD card, and you are ready to go! Under PC-Free Mode, Live Gamer Portable can be powered by your game platform via USB, and record the gameplay straight to the SD card.

Ultra Low Encoding Latency
Live Gamer Portable is proud to bring you a whole new streaming experience that you won't find in any other USB hardware encoding solutions today. With its encoding latency averaging only at 300 milliseconds, audio synchronization is no longer a problem when you make commentaries.



LGP: Your All-Purpose Recording/Sharing Weapon
Live Gamer Portable is an USB box that captures and streams your gameplay up to 1080p, 60Mbps. This pocket-size capture device comes with on-board H.264 hardware encoder, which guarantees low CPU usage and small file size even for full HD footages, not to mention the file format is extremely easy to work with for post-editing and uploading.

Live Gamer Portable supports a wide range of resolutions; it adopts HDMI and component connections and pass-thru via HDMI, which guarantees smooth HD gaming experience. On top of that, it can be directly connected to streaming services; you can even easily add live commentary when streaming. From now on, you can focus on gaming and sharing, and leave all the hassle behind.


  • H.264 Hardware Encoding up to 1080p, 60Mbps; Extremely Low Encoding Latency (typically <300 milliseconds)
  • One click to record and stream PC, Xbox360 & One, PlayStation 3 & 4, Wii U HD gameplay
  • "PC-Free Mode" for Recording On The Go (SD card not included)
  • USB 2.0 Interface, 1080p@60 HDMI Pass-thru for HDMI and Component Inputs. Compatible with Windows 7/8
  • 3 month Premium License of XSplit Broadcaster

Consumer Reviews

  1. 72 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Sleek & Powerful, March 31, 2013

    This review is from: AVerMedia – C875 Live Gamer Portable (LGP) HD Game Capture for PC/PS3 & 4/Wii U/Xbox360 & One up to 1080p, 60Mbps (Personal Computers)
    This is a very nice capture card. I have been using Avermedia capture cards for over a year now and this card is the newest and best capture device they have to offer when it comes to capturing gameplay. I Post gaming footage every day on my youtube channel and this card, along with the Live Gamer HD, have proven themselves to be real workhorses. With the new Rec Central software you have the option to scale the bitrate so you can choose between small file sizes or extreme quality.

    On a rare occasion maybe once out of 50 recordings the audio will desync or just not be there and the TS video format does not load audio in Sony Vegas. Often vegas will not recognize the correct frame rate of the video file which is easily corrected by checking “disable resample” but it would be nice if I didn’t have to do this. Minus 1 star for those reasons.


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  2. 49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Avermedia Live Gamer Portable – the one to beat!, May 9, 2013
    Xpressive Ink (Frisco, TX United States) –

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    This review is from: AVerMedia – C875 Live Gamer Portable (LGP) HD Game Capture for PC/PS3 & 4/Wii U/Xbox360 & One up to 1080p, 60Mbps (Personal Computers)

    I had been using the Elgato Game Capture HD to record my gameplay and commentary videos for YouTube. Some games worked OK, others would continually give me a black screen that would flash on the gameplay monitor which made it impossible to make a video that didn’t have me stopping and waiting for the black screen to go away or flat out getting killed. I was well aware of the advanced tab and tried every last combination to rid myself of this problem, to no avail. The problem appeared to be game specific with some games working fine and others giving me the black screen. Honestly it wasn’t worth it to keep fiddling with the Elgato. I was about to look at the Hauppauge when I ran across the LGP and decided to give it a try.

    I got the Live Gamer Portable, unboxed it and decided to try out the PC-Free recording first since that was the simplest thing to set up and didn’t require me to move the laptop and everything else into the room that I record in. Setup was a breeze. 3 wires, turn on the system, start playing and hit the button on the top. (Make sure to format the SD card to FAT32 so it actually works). I decided to try the game that was giving me the endless Black screen issues on the Elgato as my test recording. Everything worked without a hitch. No black screens, no lag, no problems at all. I did several recordings of 15-20 minutes and then took the SD card out, plugged it into my laptop slot and viola – the video was there and looked great.

    Next I decided to bring the laptop in and setup for recording with commentary to see how that worked. Setup was simple, just like the Elgato. Just flip the switch on the LGP from PC-Free to PC capture, start the software and you are ready to go. I did have to play with the level of the microphone versus the game volume to get it just right, but that only took about 10 minutes of fiddling. Once everything was set I saved the profile and use that for my commentary videos.

    One thing I will point out comparing the Elgato to the LGP – the LGP does all of the work for you and uses a lot less system resources than the Elgato when recording on the PC. I don’t use a top of the line laptop to record and with the Elgato I had to record at a max of 720p at the lowest quality settings in order to not get frame drops. Using the exact same laptop and the LGP I am able to record at 60fps and at the highest quality settings without frame drops or lag. The Elgato has a very noticeable lag from the game monitor to what you are seeing in the preview window of the software on your PC. If you are not careful and don’t wait for the system to catch up, you can lose a couple of seconds of your recording and cut off the end of your commentary.

    The LGP does not have the lag issues, probably because the capture device does all the conversion right there before it hits your PC. With the Elgato, you have to wait for the system to convert the video and if your system isn’t very powerful, you will have to wait for the conversion to finish before you record again or risk frame drops and messed up audio sync. With the LGP, what goes to your computer is the finished video, no waiting for conversion and no drain on system resources.

    A couple of other things which make the LGP a better device:

    You have the choice of recording your commentary as a separate audio file. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, if you decide your commentary wasn’t that great and that you would rather just put up the gameplay video, you will have to re-record or spend a lot of time editing out your commentary in another piece of software. With the LGP, you just throw away the commentary file and use the video without having to do any more work. That’s a real win! If you don’t want to do the commentary as a separate file with the LGP you also have the option to go ahead and record it as one file, just like the Elgato does. The big difference is that you have a choice as to how you want to record your commentary. You don’t risk having to re-record or spend time editing out bad commentary.

    PC-free recording is a huge advantage, especially if you either don’t have a pc near your gaming station or if you just want to take the device to a friend’s house to do some recording. Add to all of that the fact that you can put the device on your PC and record to you SD card without using system resources while PC gaming and you just have another plus that the Elgato can’t match.

    For me, the LGP is the superior device. It gives me more options as to how I am going to record. It allows me to record PC-Free, even if I am gaming on the PC itself, which allows me to save system resources. The LGP fixed the black screen issue and the software that does the recording on your PC gives you more options as to how to record your commentary. IMHO the LGP is the device to get.

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