Capturing 40mbps video with the AVerMedia Live Gamer HD

Recently I picked up an AVerMedia Live Gamer HD capture card for various recording scenarios and while it has its issues, it is a valuable part of the recordings I do for PC Required, one thing that struck me as a little odd is that the program it uses to record “RECentral” doesn’t allow you to select over a 20000kbps or 20mbps bitrate for recording.

RECentral Limit
RECentral doesn’t allow more than 20Mbps

During heavy motion 20mbps isn’t ideal, it can cause the screen to blur significantly due to reaching that limit, 40mbps however is a great bitrate for motion, it blurs a lot less and if you don’t have much motion the file size doesn’t increase that much over 20mbps anyway as it only uses that extra data if it needs to. The problem is that 40mbps is normally out of reach in RECentral due to the 20mbps limit.

The solution is to bypass the profile settings in RECentral and go straight to where the program reads them, the Profile.xml file that can be found in C:\Users\*Your Username*\AppData\Local\RECentral.

In order to change the Video Bitrate, you need to find the profile that you want to apply it to, in this case it’s a profile called Minecraft.

RECentral Profile Unchanged
I used Notepad++ but any competent text editor should do

Then all you need to do is change the Bitrate attribute in the RecordSetting tag so that it says 40000 instead of 20000.

RECentral Profile Edited
I have not tried anything over 40mbps but I believe the maximum may be 50mbps

Once you have done this, save the file and start RECentral, it should now say that the selected profile will record at 40mbps and you’ll be good to go.

RECentral New Bitrate
You should be able to cycle through the profiles without it changing anything

If you make any changes within RECentral to the profile it will reset the bitrate to 300kbps, this is because the 40000 value is considered invalid, cancelling and closing RECentral without letting it save the profile should keep your bitrate setting. Due to this it is recommended to make all changes you ever wish to make to the profile before changing the bitrate and never go into the profile setting again for that specific profile. If you require changing the profile often, consider making multiple profiles with the required changes and switch between them instead. I personally have set my Profile.xml file to read-only so that RECentral can never accidently change it.

Bitrate Example
Here is the properties page of a video captured at 40mbps for example

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