Sorry, not seeing where to edit my original post.
Just wanted to add, that I am able to visit both the Photoshop.com website, as well as YouTube through my browser. So I am not being blocked somehow to those particular sites. It only seems to be through the software that I cannot connect to any of the online services to upload videos to.
Additionally, the only virus software running is Microsoft Security Essentials. It has never raised a flag before with this software or caused interference in the past. I do not use Norton or any other service which are known to interfere with programs often.
Just a quick example as well, pinging Photoshop.com through the command prompt shows I am getting through just fine. As you can see in this image though, it cannot seem to ever connect and grab my user information.
Welcome to the forum.
There have been several users, who have had issues with the direct YouTube upload. Many of these problems have been an issue with the user's YouTube account.
Most of those issues happened in PrE8, which came out just before YouTube went with Google accounts for uploads, so they were caused by a major change on YouTube's end of the pipeline.
I believe that for awhile, at least, the workaround WAS to Export/Share from PrE, and then to manually upload to YouTube.
As I have never used anything but that workflow, I am not qualified to offer any real help. Also, as most of my productions are done in PrPro, which does not have a direct upload, I am even less qualified.
Maybe others, who do use the direct upload feature, can look over your details, and offer suggestions. BTW - well articulated post, and it's great that you have listed what you have already tried. Job well-done!
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