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Transcoder Error?

May 24, 2012 2:07 PM

Tags: #error #burning #dvd #premiere_elements_8.0

I am trying to burn a finished project to a DVD, but every time it reaches 2% it says "Transcoder Error" beneath the loading bar. I have also tried saving the entire thing to an AVI file as someone suggested but it will not let me do that, either. I have run a disk cleanup and defrag, and fixed all of my photos so they were within the size restrictions. None seemed to have any effect on this problem, however...please help!

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    May 24, 2012 2:27 PM   in reply to livyjfk26

    What operating system are you using? How fast is your processor, how much RAM do you have and, above all, how much free, clean space is on your C or main drive?


    Are you editing to you C drive or to a second or external drive?


    What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?


    When you started your Premiere Elements project, which settings did you select? If you selected the proper settings for your camcorder, you will NOT see red lines above your clips when you add them to your timeline? Is this the case in your project?


    If you are working with photos, have you ensured that they are no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size?

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    May 24, 2012 2:39 PM   in reply to livyjfk26

    Welcome to the forum.


    Along with the answers to Steve's questions, this ARTICLE might give you some things to check out.


    The two biggest reasons that Transcode fails are:


    1. Assets that PrE is having trouble with. Could be the format, the CODEC, or overly-large Still Images.
    2. Gaps in the Video, that are not covered by some form of Video overlay.


    Good luck,



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    May 24, 2012 2:52 PM   in reply to livyjfk26

    For other products, but also...

    Long File Names or odd characters cause problems


    And #4

    And This Message Thread


    And the old favorite...

    Odd Errors

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    May 24, 2012 5:25 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    First try doing a Save As and save a copy of your project file to a folder you'll create on your C drive. Then see if you can output an AVI using Share/Computer/AVI with the DV preset.


    You're going to run into problems if your project wasn't set up properly. That camcorder shoots standard definition video as MPEGs, so you need to have your project set up Hard Disk Camcorder, standard definition.


    You might still be able to output a DVD from the project as is. But, if your project is set up for DV instead of Hard Disk Camcorder, your end results may appear to stutter when you play it -- meaning you've got an interlacing issue.

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