made a video - I can't even view the video I made
Made what KIND of video?
Use the FREE http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ to determine the codec
Apologies for my lack of knowledge, I am still learning all the technical jargon
When you say what "kind" I'm not sure what you mean. I just put the AVI videos from my FLIP into Premiere Elements, sliced and diced then saved it and put it on YouTube.
You most likely will have problems if you use Flip video directly in Premiere Elements. It uses some proprietary codecs which the program has problems conforming to.
The FAQs to the right of this forum explain more.