Parker Media Lab: Using the "AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable" to stream

Summary

This article describes how to use AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable for recording or streaming.

Content

The AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable (LGP) is a portable capture device that can be borrowed from the Parker Media Lab. The LGP allows you to connect an HDMI or component device (camera, game console, etc.) to a computer for recording or streaming.

 

Photo of AVerMedia LGP

 

In order to use the LGP on your computer, you must first install the proper drivers and software from AVerMedia.

  1. Visit AVerMedia's support site.
  2. Download and install the latest version of the application/driver compatible with your operating system (Windows or Mac OS).

 

Live Streaming with the LGP

The LGP can be used along with streaming software to broadcast your camera/game console live. There are many options for streaming software. The instructions below will detail how to use the LGP with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) - a free and open source option. Note that instructions differ for PC and Mac users. It is recommended to use a PC if possible - there are extra steps involved to run the software on a Mac.
 
 
PC Users
  1. Download and install OBS.
  2. Familiarize yourself with OBS using the GitHub wiki.
  3. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the appropriate version of the LGP driver and RECentral software.
  4. Open OBS on your computer.
  5. Under Sources, click the plus (+) button to add a new source.
    OBS: Add Source
     
  6. Select Video Capture Device as your source.
    OBS: Select "Video Capture Device"
     
  7. Rename the source to something that is appropriate for you and click OK.

     
  8. A new window will open. Change the Source dropdown menu to AVerMedia C875 Capture and click OK.

     
  9. You should now see a video feed from whatever device is plugged into the LGP. If you only see a blank screen, make sure that your device (camera, etc.) is powered ON and connected to the HDMI IN port on the LGP.
    OBS with working video feed


     

Mac Users

  1. Download and install OBS.
  2. Familiarize yourself with OBS using the GitHub wiki.
  3. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the appropriate version of the LGP driver and RECentral software.
  4. Run the RECentral software BEFORE opening OBS.
    RECentral
     
  5. Make sure you can see a preview of the video feed. If you can not, try clicking the show preview button in the top-right of RECentral.
  6. Leave RECentral running with the preview showing. Now open OBS on your computer.
  7. Under Sources, click the plus (+) button to add a new source.
    OBS: Add Source
     
  8. Select Game Capture (Syphon) as your source.
    OBS: Select "Game Capture (Syphon)"
     
  9. Name the source to something that is appropriate for you and click OK.

     
  10. A new window will open. Change the Source dropdown menu to [RECentral] InjectedSyphon and click OK.

     
  11. If you do not see [RECentral] InjectedSyphon listed, click the Launch SyphonInject button.

     
  12. A new window will open. Select RECentral, then click Inject. Afterwards, close the SyphonInject window.

     
  13. You should now be able to select [RECentral] InjectedSyphon from the menu. Select it and click OK.

     
  14. You should now see a video feed from whatever device is plugged into the LGP. If you only see a blank screen, make sure that your device (camera, etc.) is powered ON and connected to the HDMI IN port on the LGP.
    OBS with working video feed


Need additional help?

For more information, please contact the Parker Media Lab at 603-862-1747, or visit us in Dimond 237.

Details

Article ID: 1401
Created
Fri 7/19/19 6:04 PM
Modified
Mon 4/13/20 3:15 PM