Last year we made many videos and upload to youtube from Elements 8. Now we've tried to upload some new ones, and the title screen is different, where you type title and description, and when you click upload nothing happens.
YouTube changed their accounts some time back, and went to Google Accounts. I would check your subscription info, and verify that it is correct in PrE.
Next, YouTube initiated "enhanced accounts," allowing one to upload longer than the old 10 min. limit. PrE (and especially 8) was written when there were only regular accounts, with the 10 min. limits. Even PrE 11, is still set to 10 mins., as YouTube made that change, after PrE 11 was written. How long is your Project.
As a test, can you Export/Share to an AV file with the YouTube Preset, and then manually log into YouTube with your account, and upload that file?
This FAQ Entry gives tips on YouTube Export/Share: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2759311#2759311
What model of camcorder is your original video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select? (You can see, but not change, this under Edit/Project Settings.)
If your project settings do match your source footage, then using the steps in the link above will definitely upload a widescreen video. If your project settings are incorrect, it may not.
This is the one I just tried, a storybook video that is actually comprised of jpeg's we drop in to make the storybook videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUd2XA6eSU&list=UUK5fkf1q7pG0MWNkR1fr4 cQ&index=1
This is our regular youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/tangerineskyvideo
We've uploaded many this way, and it always worked. Now, when we click upload, Premiere freezes, it just doesn't do anything. Most of the TV stations we're involved with are on the Roku, so they should be able to grab the existing youtube videos we have, but one of the stations is a cable station in England and the guy said youtube distorts it, so he had us email some videos via wetransfer.com. So, we saved them as mpeg's and sent a few, but then saw that the ones we saved as mpeg's, directly from Premiere, the sides were cut off. So,we need to be able to figure out how to save them widescreen from Premiere, because then we'd be able to manually upload to youtube.
The black bars, or cut-off sides are, as Steve mentions, from a mis-match between the Source Files and the Project's Frame Size, determined by the Preset.
When you did the Export/Share, and attempted to upload manually to YouTube, was that successful, disregarding the black bars, etc., for a moment?
Steve, we just hit file, new, project, then titled it, we didn't select any presets.
And Hunt, here is the video we loaded manually, it didn't work, because it cut off the clam's tail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUd2XA6eSU&list=UUK5fkf1q7pG0MWNkR1fr4 cQ&index=1
So, I guess mainly if we can figure out how to save it widescreen from Premiere, then loading onto youtube would be secondary. We've done about 20 of these, the last were last fall, so for some reason when we go to click upload to youtube Premiere doesn't do anything. Regardless, since this cable station needs them not via youtube we need to get this resolved. Would it help if we had an updated version? We're on Elements 8. If we upgrade to the current one would we still be able to access our current projects?
Ok, so I checked where you do new project and do the title and saw that if you click on "Change Settings," the default is Standard, not wide screen. So, it appears that everything we currently have made has been in standard size, which makes sense, because we've stretched out the art to make it bigger, so that it fits widescreen. Okay, so that means that the cable station if they can't grab our videos from youtube, they'll just have to take anything new we make now that we know that you have to manually change the setting to widescreen.
So, then we just have the issue of why we can't load to youtube. We click share, online, youtube, next, do the title/description, next, then click upload and nothing. Last fall we did about 10 videos, and have done about 30 the past couple of years. Not since google changed did we have this issue. We verified our google accounts, and still nothing happens when we click upload.
Ok, posted to their forum, havent' heard back yet. I did see that when you hover over the cancel and back buttons, which are on either side of the upload button, they are active buttons, while the upload button is inactive, it isn't highlighted when you hover over it like the others, so you say that means it is a youtube issue?
Ok, if that's the case, and since the cable station in England wants these not via youtube, is there a way to save these directly to our computer in high enough quality to send to them? We got good quality via a disc, but that's impractical to burn discs all the time. When I tried this link that Hunt posted, http://forums.adobe.com/message/2759311#2759311, we got the sides cut off, but now that we know how to set it to widescreen for subsequent videos, we think that will work. AVI's don't give us high enough quality. So, do you think the above link will enable us to get us a high quality video saved to our desktop?
First, what format, and specs. does the TV station want?
As there are so many choices, it's usually best to get the specs. from the recipient, and then work within those parameters, to get them the very best possible files.