What version of Premiere Elements and what computer operating system is involved?
prel is just the project file from which you export your edited Timeline. Lots of choices depending on the type of export you want. For export to file or burn to, you go to the sharing section of the program. In Premiere Elements 11, 12/12.1, and 13/13, it is called Publish+Share. In earlier versions it is named Share. To export a file to the computer hard drive and then from there upload to YouTube at the YouTube web site, please use
with one of the MP4 presets such as the ones YouTube Widescreen HD, YouTube Widescreen SD, or any of the MP4 presets that you can customize to the frame size, frame rate that is appropriate for your needed file.
What is the error message that you are getting when you try to upload your Timeline content to YouTube using the Premiere Elements built in feature?
Is your Timeline content within the size/duration limits of the feature?
Let us start here and then decide what next based on the details of your reply.
Hello!Thank's for answering! I am sorry my english is not so good, since I'm from Norway, but I'll try to explain.
I got Premier Elements 13 and use windows.
I am using the Public/Share button, but then after trying to upload the file to youtube I get the message: An error has occured during uploading...This was not a problem before. It just happend some days ago after I was notified that I had to upgrade the program. And the upgrade failed...
When I try to save the video on the computer, I only get one option for my files and that is: Adobe Premiere Elements Project (*prel).
Do you know what to do?
Saving is only for your project .prel files... to export a video to your hard drive you use publish/share
Did you open the appropriate links from what I posted?
There is at least one link there about saving a file to your hard drive
Thank you for the reply. To give you the best answer I would need to know the properties of the Timeline video. But for now I will give you an example with screenshots.
1. Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Expert workspace
a. Import your source files into the 1080p25 project - let us stay that the files are 1080p25 files (1920 x 1080 @ 25 progressive frames per second)
b. When it comes time to export the Timeline to a file saved to the computer hard drive, please go to Publish+Share/ where you will see choices
Of the choices under Publish+Share/, you select Computer. Then you see the choices under Computer....MPEG, AVCHD, XAVC-S and more if you use the thin slider to the right of the choices. Here we want AVCHD.
Under computer, you select AVCHD and then under Presets, you select MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p25 if that describes the Timeline content that you want for the upload to YouTube at the YouTube web site. In the Presets field you want to use MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p25, not YouTube Widescreen HD which is there now in the Presets field in the next screenshot..
When you are ready to hit the Save button to start the export, make sure you have given the export file a name in the Name field of the export area and a Save In location where you will find the exported file after export. You should see this just before you hit the Save button.
Are you doing all that and then only getting
I only get one option for my files and that is: Adobe Premiere Elements Project (*prel).
Just in case note....there is a difference between saving a project file for further edits and use and exporting the project file's Timeline content to a video file for your player. I would suggest that instead of "saving a file to your hard drive" you are really "exporting a file to your hard drive". Yet you are saving the export but not in the sense as saving the project file for further edits and exports of its Timeline content.
Please consider, and let us know the outcome so that we can distinguish between a project malfunctioning versus just some procedural details that need fine tuning.