Sorry about that..
Okay, I am using windows vista with 2 GBs of ram. and Intel Dual Core processor 723 mb graphics card. It's an Acer. And it is missing a Windows update that is over 300. MBs.
I don't know about the Video Card, but since I have had no problem playing videos, I doubt it would matter.
And what kind of camcorder is your video coming from?
Which project settings are you using in Premiere Elements?
When you edit, are you seeing a red line above you clips on your timeline? If so, are you regularly rendering (press the Enter key) so that the line turns green?
Remember, how the program performs is a combination of how stable your system is, what you're using for source material and how you've set up your project.
I don't think the clips I'm using or anything like that matters. I can't open any projects at all, even ones that I was able to open three days ago. I can't start any new projects.
The program won't even take me to the screen to edit anything. But I've been using MP4s and Mpeg 2 clips. I do not use a camcorder, and everything worked fine up until two days ago.
And two days ago, my Windows Explorer stopped responding and my computer told me to install updates. Could these not installed updates have something to do with it?
It's most likely your source clips. But without knowing where your clips came from or what their specs are, I can't offer any specific recommendations. Sorry.
If you open the files in G-Spot, it will tell you the information we need. You can download it here.
Source clips? But everything worked before... Just like two days ago... But I got some of the clips from the internet, and others from DVDs.
Please let us know when you figure out what's causing your problems then. Thanks.
Please don't be like that. I am not very good with computers, I have no clue what you're talking about. I'm only 16... I do this for fun... I am so annoyed, so don't be rude.
What exactly do you need to know to help me?
Lulu, please see my post a few posts up. We will need you to open your files in G-Spot and so you can tell us the specs of the video files. Without those specs, we don't know what you're dealing with.
It may well be that the source files aren't the issue. But 95% of the time, in cases like this, they are. We have no way of knowing unless we look into it.
But, if you want us to help you, you have to trust us on this stuff. If you question why we're asking you what we're asking you, we won't be able to help you.
>What exactly do you need to know to help me?
This is aimed at Premiere Pro, but may help
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section, the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link
When something works one day, but not the next, then something has changed. This could be as simple as an OS update killing your video driver, your audio driver, or similar. It could be new hardware, or software, that now interferes with the operation of the NLE (Non Linear Editor). Remember, playback in an editing program is much different than just simple playback in an AV player. One is then playing back through the editing program, and with material that is now being edited.
When similar happens, my first action is to update the video and audio driver from the mfgr's sites, and not from some update site, or through Windows. Go directly to the Realteck, and the nVidia, or ATI sites, and update from there.
If that does not work, then I do a manual System Restore Point (for now), and then boot in Safe Mode and go to an earlier System Restore Point, back when things worked well, and test.
Hello again Steve - Finally PE7 works normally after 3 reinstall, trial of PE8 plus complete defrag and allocating more space on HD wich was 3/4 full. Some people will never learn... been computing more than 30 years now and still got caught in this way, it' a shame ! Beside that I still have a few question I'd like to ask in the coming days.
Thanks a lot, for one of your advice was «good computer maintenance». Will try to remember ! Elementary my dear Watson !
So glad that things are now working well for you.
Too many fail to consider the giant working files, that PrE requires and hence the HDD utilization. Next, one often ends up with a larger Page File, than they realized, when they looked at their HDD space.
I am a big believer in having major HDD space available, and also allocating multiple physical HDD's for video editing.
As for your questions, ask away. We love a challenge and will try to respond. I would do a separate post for each major question, to keep things simple. Where necessary, you can either list pertinent data, or just link to another post, where that data is listed.