Use the YouTube presets contained in the H.264 family of presets in the Adobe Media Encoder. The final output file does not require any transcoding in the YouTube system.
They work for me
This looks great, I was unaware of the use of the adobe media encoder, thank you.
Question, what is the usual bitrate that you use for your HD videos?
are there any custom settings I should know about? I did a test run, and the video playing on VLC player in the proper size, did not look that great.
There is a degree of trial and error in most encoding processes.
The AME "estimates" the final size of the file and it is reasonably accurate. The bit rate control is key to this.
I am not sure what quality the VLC player displays but I have been more than satisfied with my encodes for YouTube via AME. The presets work great.
I am sory but I just noticed you are using CS3. You may not have some of what I have described. eg Youtube presets.
Hi, CS3 actually does have the youtube preset among many others (google video, myspace, etc). Were you exporting 24F 1080 HDV footage as well?
I usually export from 720p sequences (1280 x 960)