This FAQ Entry on YouTube might be useful.
Most users seem to get the best results with either the H-264 CODEC, or the higher rez WMV's. One also needs to check the specs from YouTube often, as their requirements seem to change all too often.
I rendered the video into the H-264 CODEC as the FAQ link you offered showed. I am uploading it onto to YouTube as I write. With my Premiere Elements 3.0 there waen't the option to set the video at Quality 100 nor the Audio code at AAC. So I am unsure about the end result and unfortunately, it is estmated to take over 12 hours to upload!
The MPG file upload failed twice. I successfully uploaded before, so I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Thanks for your help.
What's the size of the file? YouTube may well have a file size limitation.
1.17 GB then 289 MB now 1.81 GB
I just checked with YouTube and they say that 1 GB is the max limit. The mpg file is 289 MB, but it failed twice. YouTube allows for up to 10 min long file and my video is only 6 min long. How can I reduce the size?
Save it as one of the file formats recommended in the FAQs to the right of this forum.
A 1280x720 Quicktime file will give you the best hi-def available (although YouTube will still re-encode it and decrease the quality anyway).