Hi, I'm having trouble with my Adobe Premiere Elements 11.
I am trying to get footage off a set of DVDs I shot a while back (shot on a DVD cam, I forget what the model is cuz it wasnt mine) Anyway, Everything went fine for the 1st 3 DVDs, but when I got to the 4th, when I went to "get media" it does nothing for awhile, then if you try to click it freezes and the dialog box pops up saying the program is not responding and closes.
Also, after that happened, it does the same thing with the other DVDs when I go back to try them. I can play it via my DVD player software, but Adobe crashes when I try to get the media.
Also, after this error in adobe, my DVD drive locks and I can't eject via the manural button, and when i right click on the drive in My Computer hit eject, it says "error ejecting DVD-RW Drive"
I have to eaither log off/restart or go into the properties and disable the drive and reenable to be able to eject the DVD.
I really don't understand whats going on, and why its doing this. Nothing changed on my computer inbetween ripping the DVD media, as I was doing them all back to back. I would import from DVD, then export as WMV so I could send the footage to someone (the .VOB files wouldn't work for this and my file converters where not working right)
I have done an uninstall and reinstall (with a registry clean in between) and even a system restore to a previous point to resolve another issue I was having. (Could not make new folders)
But Adobe/DVD drive is still having this issue.
I'm running on an HP Pavilion dm4-1165dx Laptop with Win 7 64bit btw. I can get exact specs later if its nessesary. But it was working just fine until I got to the last DVD so IDK why it would just quit on me like this.
Yes, thank you I did forget to mention that. Yes, all the DVDs where finalized. It will play fine, it just locks up and crashes when I tried to import it, and aftarwards the rest of the DVDs (which I had priviously ripped without a problem) will now cause the same errors.
Well, thats sorta what I'm actrally trying to do. I was using Elements to rip the DVDs to my HD so I can send to footage to someone. I don't have any other DVD ripper. I've tried a couple freeware ones, but none of them worked right or where very lossy in quality.
Only one I've used that I like is Magic DVD Ripper, but I don't have the money to purchase it right now so I was using adobe to get the media and export in a usable format for the person I'm sending it too.
>using Elements to rip the DVDs to my HD
http://www.open-dvd-ripper.com/dvd-ripper.html might be worth a look... I have no idea what it costs
I don't think that is what Hunt was asking... I think what he was getting to is you should use Windows Explorer to copy the VOB files to a folder on your hard drive, and then use the PrEl routine to import from that hard drive folder
If I am write in my interpretation of what Hunt meant (I am sure he will correct me, if I am wrong) this is to eliminate any "mis-communication" between PrEl and your DVD drive hardware
Windows does not import video, that is left to Premiere Elements
Windows Explorer aka File Manager is what you use to copy files from one place to another... such as from a DVD to your hard drive
http://search.microsoft.com/search.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US for all things Microsoft
I tried, and was able to extract the VOB files from the DVD just fine! I havn't tried importing those into Adobe just yet cuz I'm working on another project, but will let ya know how to goes later. Doesn't nessisarily fix the initial issue, but looks like it will be a good work around!
You are correct. I probably was not clear in my question.
If the miniDVD's were produced correctly, and all discs were finalized, first doing a Copy of those miniDVD discs to the HDD, would be my first step.
While one can Import directly from DVD's, there are a couple of possible issues:
Good luck to the OP,