5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2013 3:04 PM by A.T. Romano

    How do I change file type?

      I am trying to upload a video that I edited onto my hard drive in order to share and view it through different players.  My problem is that after I upload the video, the players do not recognize the file type.  How do I change the file type in order to view it with different players other than Adobe?
        • 1. Re: How do I change file type?
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          Important questions


          1. What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?


          2. What are the properites of this video that you want to edit or upload? A MediaInfo properties readout for your video can supply that type of information.



          3. What specific players are you seeking to use to play back your video? To where do you want to upload this video?


          4. Is this video an export from a Premiere Elements project? If so, how did you export it, including the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab?


          Let us start here and then decide what next.





          • 2. Re: How do I change file type?
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Uploading is the process of transferring a file from your computer to a location on the Internet... is that what you are trying to do?


            The links below will give you more information


            Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128

            -Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645

            -Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093

            -Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237

            • 3. Re: How do I change file type?
              nealeh Level 5

              It's not the .prel file you are trying to play in other players is it? The .prel file is not a media file but  could be considered a list of instructions on what editing processes you are applying. To  produce a media file for use in other software or web uploads you use the Share tab and specify there the format you want to create.


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              • 4. Re: How do I change file type?
                sparkyjj Level 1

                Yes it is a .prel file. How do I convert it to a media player file? When I click on share and try to upload to Internet. The only option is for YouTube how can I upload to say Facebook or twitter?




                • 5. Re: How do I change file type?
                  A.T. Romano Level 7



                  Did you ever say what version of Premiere Elements that you are using and on what computer operating system the program is running?


                  For now, I am assuming that you are using Premiere Elements 11 Windows 64 bit.


                  The .prel file is just the project file whose Timeline needs to be exported either

                  a. file saved to the computer hard drive for an upload at the web site's home


                  b. a direct upload of the Timeline content to the sharing site provided for in Online/YouTube or Facebook or Vimeo with the preset offered.


                  If the Premiere Elements Online features do not meet your needs, an you want to export and save the file for upload to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo, you check out the video sharing requirements of the site of interest




                  If you decide that you want the file involved to be .wmv, then you visit Publish+Share/Computer/Windows Media and set the export settings there under the Advanced Button of the preset.


                  There are also export choices for this export to file under




                  for Vimeo and YouTube


                  Many of these sites, convert your upload to flash video. YouTube does.


                  Here are some Vimeo requirements




                  Please review and consider and then get back to us if your question has not been answered.