Also, remember that YouTube is a "moving target." About the time that someone figures out what is best, and publishes those specs, YT has changed things, often drastically. They also do not seem to be really forthcoming with their specs, so one often has to try variations, wait for them to upload (if the do), then wait for them to be ready to display and then watch and critique. Often, it's back to the drawingboard. About the time that you do get it right, and looking good, YT changes what they want, and how they want it.
Also, remember that YouTube is a "moving target." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YT changes what they want, and how they want it.
Thanks to you and Eddie too. I haven't read the FAQ citation yet but wanted to get this in right now...
I have no great desire to publish on youtube but just assumed it would be an easy way and would have worked out the best format by now.
I have my own web space on jtan.com, where I can do about anything I want including cgi scripts or the like.... much more freedom than most cites will allow their user. But still wondering what format to use that will be palletable for browers on what may be slightly weaker access than any mainline pages like google or others. (Not sure what the upload rate from jtan.com is but it seems a little more sluggish than accessing mainline stuff)
I guess where I'm having trouble understanding the Premier setup is that it appears to allow a host of formats but then the `presets' are only NTSC or PAL (either in HD too) .
I probably have it wrong but I thought some of the formats offered don't really fall into ntsc or pal...
I see no handy way to change the frame size... whatever choice I still get 720x480. I may be confusing Premiere with other programs I've used but thought I remembered being able to decrease frame size in previous versions.
Is *.mov (quicktime sorenson 3) a good choice?
You should consider getting some basic training on Pr or NLEs in general. The time will pay off in the end.
To make a video for web usage, the most typical format is flash. Use the Adobe Media Encoder to export to flash format at any frame size you desire.