upload via the built in ftp program a video file.
Huh? What ftp program? Where?
When I need to FTP a client approval, I export the video from Premiere as H.264 for great quality and size then use Dropbox. Its very easy to use and my clients seem fine with it.
I'm not sure if this works with active FTP (frankly, I don't know the difference ) and it's Windows only (you didn't specify), but I use this instead of the built-in FTP: VideoToolShed - autoFTP
Works pretty well, and it doesn't slow down encoding like the built-in FTP does; the built-in FTP causes AME to stop encoding while the file is uploaded. Pretty dumb design, and I've asked numerous times for it to be fixed, but no-go.
Thanks for the replay.
I checked with Adobe and they told me that uploading using the FTP function in the export dialogue box can only work with remote servers set up with Passive connections. The TV company we upload to has a Televue3000 system, which I am not overly familiar with, but their documentation and configuration only allows for an "actvie" connection with the FTP client. They told me there was no work around. I believe I will have to render my file and then in a separate process use a different FTP client that allows for passive connections. (I have used Filezilla and it works fine)....
I got my answer, thanks to all.....I guess it is only one more step and not a big deal.