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AVerMedia Video Device C875 (Live Gamer Portable) USB 2.0 Interface

  • Super Sharp HD Quality Videos
  • "PC-Free Mode" Option for Gameplay Recoding
  • Ultra Low Encoding Latency
  • Fully Compatible with XSplit
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Learn more about the AVerMedia C875 (Live Gamer Portable)


C875 (Live Gamer Portable)


Digital Media Streamer
USB 2.0


Live Gamer Portable is a USB box that captures and streams your gameplay up to 1080p.

Designed specifically for game lovers, this pocket-size capture device comes with on-board H.264 hardware encoder, which guarantees lower CPU usage and smaller 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 for different gaming platforms.

The HDMI pass-through function guarantees smooth HD gaming experience even while recording. On top of that, it can be directly connected to streaming platforms; you can even add live commentary when streaming up. From now on, sharing your legendary matches is no longer a dream.


Audio Format
HDMI: PCM Stereo
RCA L/R, 3.5mm Audio: Stereo
AAC Stereo
Video Input
Digital: HDMI
Analog: Component Video
Audio Input
Digital: HDMI
Analog: RCA L/R, 3.5mm Audio

Video Output
Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from Component and HDMI Input)
Audio Output
Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input)
Analog: 3.5mm Stereo (Pass-through from HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Input)

SD Card Slot

Input/ Pass-through:
640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (60p), 1360 x 768 (60p), 1440 x 900 (60p), 1680 x 1050 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (60p)

640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (30p), 1360 x 768 (50p), 1440 x 900 (30p), 1680 x 1050 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Note: Upscaling is not supported

Chroma Subsampling
Input/ Pass-through: YUV 4:4:4
Capture: YUV 4:2:2

Codec: Hardware H.264 encoder
User Interface: On-board Hot Botton for one-click recording/ streaming LED indicator for working status
Dimension: 5.16" x 2.76" x 0.87"
Weight: 117g

PC Free Mode
Storage Media
SD Card: SDHC Class 10 is the minimum requirement
Input/ Pass-through:
720 x 480 (30p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (30p), 720 x 576 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p)
720 x 480 (30p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (30p), 720 x 576 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p)
Note: Upscaling is not supported

Record Quality: Maximum: 10Mbps@720p60
Power Requirement: USB Power (5V/1A)

System Requirements

Intel Core2 Duo 2.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core 3.0GHz
Graphics Card
VGA card with support for DirectX 10.0c or above
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
USB Power


Package Contents
Live Gamer Portable
HDMI Cable
Component Video / Stereo Audio Dongle Cable
Mini USB Cable
3.5mm Audio Cable
PlayStation 3 Cable
Protective Bag
Quick Installation Guide
Installation CD

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the AVerMedia C875 (Live Gamer Portable)

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  • Daniel C.
  • 7/7/2014 9:30:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPC free mode is great!

Pros: Had this since October of last year, works great for recording Xbox 360 gameplay, have only used PC free mode, works great once you get it going.

Cons: SD cards must be in fat32 format, Avermedia is zero help as far as this goes, will post link to app in other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Don't get a Sandisk SD card to use with this, even their high end ones can produce choppy files, go with a Transcend card, using a 25Mb/s card and all vids are smooth. Use this to format your card

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  • William P.
  • 1/24/2014 8:31:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: -Extremely good audio/video recording quality
-No frame/performance loss while recording
-Great quality in PC free mode (still 1080p, but the bit rate is a little lower)
-Small form factor
-Great software/drivers
-Easy set-up

Cons: -Doesn't make me bacon

Other Thoughts: I've seen a lot of negative reviews on this device. There are obviously some duds, but that's the case with ALL electronic devices. For the people who are having issues with the audio passthrough, you have to tell the AverMedia RECentral software that you are using the passthrough. It will NOT automatically detect it. Also, on the Avermedia website there are great forums and FAQs on the product and workarounds for common issues. This great device.

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  • Susan H.
  • 1/13/2014 3:39:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot ready for mass usage

Pros: Nice feature set. Nice package. Great idea. Great price.

Cons: HDMI audio pass through and recording doesn't work on my unit. All I hear is the a chopping sound. This might be a bad unit, but there's no way to tell because most of the support infrastructure for this device is not yet in place yet. Avermedia's support web site has a lot of "under construction" links. I hate to return things but there is little choice. Even if it turns out to be user error.

Other Thoughts: Might be a good product but support isn't ready.

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  • Landon H.
  • 1/9/2014 8:18:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but....

Pros: +When it works, it works amazingly. This picture is sharp and very close to the source image while streaming (this kind of depends on your internet as well).
+Light and compact. Very good design.
+Packaging is amazing. Brovo here avermedia.

Cons: -Was a pain to get working with the PS3. Had to randomly mess with settings to finally get it to work.
-Had to return the first one and get a replacement because the first was DOA
-Rec Central(the software) is required to get this thing to work at all. I really don't mind the program itself, but I wish I could use it with out it. However, if you don't run the software, your console will not be recognized.
-The HDMI cable that comes with this is literally about a foot long, which makes you have to either put the thing in an awkward place, or get a longer cord. Seems like they could have just included a normal size cord here for what you pay for this thing.
-The price is too high for this... seriously.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm satisfied with my purchase. However, a person who is not a tech inclined as myself (or maybe just not as stubborn?) might have serious issues getting this thing to work. Avermedia needs to make the whole thing more user friendly like they did with the Game Capture HD. That thing was so simple and easy to use (and it had a remote!).

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  • Joel D.
  • 1/2/2014 9:56:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYes it works

Pros: 1. Hardware is plug and play
2. Streaming video quality
3. Good value for the money

Cons: 1. Recentral from Avermedia could be better
2. Documentation is sparse.

Other Thoughts: You need some experience to use this capture card. I opted for the freeware OBS (Open Broadcast Software) instead of the Reccentral from Avermedia which I found to be a CPU hog. OBS can be as well, but it seemed easier to adjust the settings. I use a Core i5 laptop and stream at 720 with 25 fps. If you don't know what that means, you probably will have trouble setting this device up. If your just trying to get started and understand the basics of streaming, then I would definitely recommend this capture card. No need to open up your computer and with a little bit of fine tuning the software setup, you should be streaming in no time.

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  • Anthony N.
  • 12/30/2013 7:24:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscrashes when recording on PC mode

Pros: its portable for sure which is great

Cons: any time I try and capture using PC Mode the unit resets and the application crashes.

Other Thoughts: neweggs RMA process is a nightmare, be sure to keep every little thing in the box - even for an exchange they are strict with this (little missing cardboard is a nono). Futhermore they are strict even when you offer to pay for a new one (advance rma) and just take the new unit and send back the rest in tact!

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  • John H.
  • 12/26/2013 10:04:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't bother

Pros: Looks great. Good idea

Cons: Won't work. Horrible support and no drivers for windows 7 64 bit. They forgot to tell us bout that one.

Other Thoughts: Frustrated trying to get it to work and then I found out it won't. Going with Ellgato. Should have known better. Avermedia is going down fast. Sad

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  • 11/12/2013 6:33:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRecords Multi-Platforms

Pros: Captures PC/360 in 1080P, PS3 720P with component adapter.
Easy functionality, easy to use. Supports TS and MP4 formats.

Cons: Does not come with software to edit videos, clip them.
PC issues with using USB headsets and MIcs. Can't just select your USB headset as an audio source, has to be either HDM/Line-In/Component-LR. In order for me to use my USB headset and the built in mic, I have to set up the audio process using stereo mix enabled. Audio line out from motherboard to LGP, and then using windows stereo mix to send that audio to my USB headset, and enabling my mic as default. This process allows the user to continue to use their headset BUT the audio quality of stereo mix is awful, too much distortion during high action themed games like BF4. There is betther sound quality and zero distortion when not using stereo mix and just selecting your main headset as default audio source.

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  • Christian P.
  • 11/10/2013 2:29:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for what it does

Pros: + Captures Xbox 360 (unprotected HDMI) video like a champ
+ Will record footage without a PC with an SDXC card
+ Plays nicely with third party software, namely XSplit and OBS (but see below)
+ Compresses video on the fly with very little latency
+ Comes with all cables needed (Including component AND an analog adapter specifically for PS3)
+ Comes with a 3 month subscription gift code for Xsplit

Cons: - Not sure if the device or the software is to blame, but will occasionally not record source audio. Occasionally have to restart stream multiple times to make sure it's playing.
- Switching between HDMI and component (e.g. PS3) requires running RECentral software.
- USB mic can be an issue due to latency but has workarounds, see "other thoughts."
- Analog PS3 (component) support looks pretty terrible, but not their fault (see below). Doesn't make the workaround process any less arcane.
- Does NOT pass through video if device is powered off, meaning you need to rewire HDMI when not in use, leave it on 24/7, or invest in an HDMI splitter.
- USB 2.0. It still works, but faster connection would allow realtime video monitoring,.
SDXC card only useful for PC-less recording (and mode is not configurable). Would be great to use as recording cache so it's not constantly writing to my (mechanical) HDD nonstop.

Other Thoughts: # USB mic: audio can be shifted/offset/delayed in settings for third party applications like XSplit and OBS, some folks complained about that in reviews.

# Don't complain that you can't play off of the preview window, that's not what this is for. It's like complaining your home movies look like garbage on the camera viewfinder.

# OBS support requires updating firmware and installing the LGP Stream Engine virtual device from the Avermedia site. OBS *must* be running in 32-bit mode to see it as of this writing.

# PS3 protects game video as well as copyrighted movies over HDMI making it impossible to record without violating DMCA.

# Will also record PC footage, but requires one output device set as a cloned monitor (due to lag). Not ideal if you use multiple monitors. If you've got the extra cycles, I'd recommend just capturing on the system itself.

Fantastic product overall, creating small and high quality 1080p video streams on the fly. Great purchase for 360 and Wii U streaming, for sure. PS3 and PC, not as much.

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  • 10/30/2013 2:59:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt captures

Pros: *Multiplatform capturing
*1080p capture on PC/XBox360
*720p on PS3 (due to HDMI protection)
*PC free option
*Doesn't eat CPU at all, nor hit FPS, if gaming on PC.
*Ability to decide how big those recording file sizes are going to be.

Cons: *A bit pricey, since it doesn't come with editing software.
*Short HDMI and USB cables.

Other Thoughts: Bought this device in May 2013
Says there is no support for USB headsets but there is a work around this by tweaking Playback and Recording devices.
Sadly, Nvidia cards GTX650 and up now provide shadow play, which allows you to capture game footage using your GPU (as of Oct 28, 2013). Newer AMD cards also let you do some sort of capturing thanks to EXPERIENCE PREDATOR.
I cannot recommend this device, unless you are planning to record from PC and multiple consoles.
If you're planning to game only on PC, best to just use the money towards a newer GPU with game capture features.

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