How Do I Access Audio Meters?

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Resi’s audio meters allow you to see the decibel (dB) levels of the two audio channels you’re using when encoding and broadcasting to the web, Facebook, and YouTube. Using the meters, you can check the audio signal coming from your encoder and how loud it’ll be to viewers. 

If you’re experiencing issues with your audio signal, check out our audio troubleshooting and signal path basics guides. 


How Do I Access Audio Meters?

You can find audio meters in the Audio tab for any encoder video, web video, or saved video. You can also see the meters for a live scheduled event in the Watch tab for that event.Learn more. To check the dB levels of broadcasting audio, navigate to the video you want to check, and click on its Audio tab. 


Access an encoder video’s audio meters

  1. Navigate to the Library > Encoder Videos.
  2. Click the video you want to view audio meters for. 
  3. Click the player to begin playback and navigate to the Audio tab.
  4. For an accurate reading of your input signal, ensure the player volume is all the way up.  image1.png
  5. At the bottom of the screen are the audio meters. They will only light up when the video is playing and the player volume is up.  image8.png

The audio meters will light up green and yellow as the video plays, indicating the dB level of each audio channel. 

We recommend having your audio channels peak in the yellow zone. If the signal pushes too loud, YouTube may normalize it after the broadcast ends to match their audio standards. Adjust the volume settings with your setup until you reach the desired dB level.  


Access a web video’s audio meters

  1. Navigate to the Library > Web Videos.
  2. Click the video you want to view audio meters for. 
  3. Click the player to begin playback and navigate to the Audio tab.  
  4. For an accurate reading of your input signal, ensure the player volume is all the way up.  image7.png
  5. At the bottom of the screen are the audio meters. They will only light up when the video is playing and the player volume is up.    image5.png

The audio meters will light up green and yellow as the video plays, indicating the dB level of each audio channel.  

We recommend having your audio channels peak in the yellow zone. If the signal pushes too loud, YouTube may normalize it after the broadcast ends to match their audio standards.  


Access a saved video’s audio meters

  1. Navigate to the Library > Saved Videos.
  2. Click the video you want to view audio meters for. 
  3. Click the player to begin playback and navigate to the Audio tab.
  4. For an accurate reading of your input signal, ensure the player volume is all the way up.  image6.png
  5. At the bottom of the screen are the audio meters. They will only light up when the video is playing and the player volume is up.    image3.png

The audio meters will light up green and yellow as the video plays, indicating the dB level of each audio channel.  

We recommend having your audio channels peak in the yellow zone. If the signal pushes too loud, YouTube may normalize it after the broadcast ends to match their audio standards.   


Access a live scheduled event’s audio meters

  1. Navigate to the Schedule page.
  2. Click the currently-running event.
  3. Navigate to the Watch tab and click the player. 
  4. For an accurate reading of your input signal, ensure the player volume is all the way up.  image2.png
  5. Below the event title, click the Audio Meters dropdown. The meters will only light up when the video is playing and the player volume is up.  image4.png

The audio meters will light up green and yellow as the video plays, indicating the dB level of each audio channel.  

We recommend having your audio channels peak in the yellow zone. If the signal pushes too loud, YouTube may normalize it after the broadcast ends to match their audio standards. 

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