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AverMedia Live Gamer Portable Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we'll be taking a look at the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable. Equipped with an on-board H.264 hardware encoder to reduce CPU usage, streaming compatibility and the option to record directly onto an SD card, AverMedia claims the Live Gamer Portable is “Smart & Sharp, Your All-Purpose Sharing Weapon”. Compatible with PC, PS3 and the Xbox 360, it is currently available for £159.90.

So, is the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable the ultimate companion for gamers who want to share their accomplishments?



  • Interface: USB 2.0.
  • Video Input: HDMI, Component Video.
  • Audio Input: HDMI, RCA L/R, 3.5mm Audio.
  • Video Output: HDMI (Pass-through from Component and HDMI Input).
  • Audio Output: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input), 3.5mm Stereo (Pass-through from HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Input).
  • Other: SD Card Slot.
  • Codec: Hardware H.264 encoder.
  • User Interface: On-board Hot Button for one-click recording/ streaming.
  • Dimensions: 70mm (d) x 22mm (h) x 131mm (w).
  • Weight: 117g.
  • Record Quality: Maximum: 16Mbps@1080p30.

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  1. Fraps is not free. Its 40usd.

  2. No, the full version is £24.95, there is a free version.

  3. Lovely looking bit of kit that. like it.

  4. It’s good for offline recording but for streaming to twitch the hardware encoder is somewhat worse than Openbroadcaster’s Very Fast preset.