I was wondering how those of you who upload to YouTube do it.
By that, I mean, do you do anything to prepare your videos, before-hand, so that YouTube doesn't have to convert them, thereby giving you more control over the final quality, or do you simply upload whatever format your video is already in?
If you do prepare them, yourself, how do you do it (I.E., what program(s) do you use and what settings do you find to work the best)?
I've attempted to upload my first video, but it's taking forever for YouTube to convert and post it. I'd converted it to MP4, as per the instructions I found while Googling the subject, but, apparently, that wasn't good enough.
Shed some light, if you can, please.