There are YouTube presets under H.264. Use one of those.
Thanks for that, Jim. Is H.264 a quick-time codec? I've noticed that it's listed as a compression scheme in the Quicktime export module. I'll certainly check out those presets, but I'd still like to understand the MPEG formats (and all formats for that matter) just for the knowledge. If anyone can give me a clue on that front, I'm still fishing.
Thanks, Harm. I'd actually been there already and, though the background info was helpful, it was a little too deep for me. I'll keep digging.
mpeg2 is just that mpeg2, you can use it to back up files, play it on most video players and even upload it to youtube.
mpeg2-dvd is as it sounds, it creates the files required to make a dvd, although if that was your aim, using adobe encore would be more suitable
mpeg2-mxf i believe allows for more audio streams in an mxf wrapper.
hope some of that helps.
Now if all your projects are for youtube, and you want to keep them locally as well as upload them, i would personally export them all out as mp4 containing the h.264 container, depending on the project you'd want to save it with HD or SD presets.