YouTube is kind of a moving target -- so sometimes direct upload to YouTube stops working for reasons not related to the software.
When that happens, the best solution is to output your video using Publish & Share/Computer/AVCHD with the YouTube preset and then manually upload the video through your browser.
What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
A just in case question...what is the duration of your upload to YouTube from the program's sharing online section?
Thanks, I learned from one of your earlier posts and tried this and it worked well. Takes awhile to save and then 10 minutes to upload 1:20 minute video. Would like to save smaller files to take up less space and quicker uploads. Any ideas?
Using PE12 on Windows 8. Can't answer #2 because it won't upload through programs sharing.