Apparently it's not properly installed.
Which version of the program are you using? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling SmartSound?
What happens if you access SmartSound (Sonicfire Pro 5) from within PrE?
For full installation instructions for SmartSound, see this Help Page: http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/installing-smartsound.html
Version 10. It came preinstalled w/my computer which I received Jan 30.
Haven't really used the program yet. Was just browsing through the new
computer and didn't recognize the program Smart Sound. Didn't think about
No idea as I can't find Smart Sound in Premier Elements. Haven't really
used the program as it is as new as my computer and I'm still learning
about the computer. Too much preloaded "crap".
SmartSound is a music creation (not from the ground up, like some programs, but with the use of SmartSound music), that is included with PrE. Things were just a bit different with PrE, before PrE 11.
IIRC, SmartSound is accessed from the New icon in the Project Panel (that was where it was located in PrE 4.0), and it will launch the SmartSound module.
For more info on what SmartSound is, see this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4912568#4912568
In version 10, SmartSound is launched by clicking on the green speaker icon along the upper left of the timeline.
Your files are pretty old, if they haven't been updated since August of 2011. You may want to go to this page first and make sure you have the latest version of the software installed, then restart Premiere Elements and see if it will launch.
Thank you for that information. Seems that SmartSound moved around a bit.
Thanks to all. I used to link provided and downloaded the free version. I
opened it to explore a bit. Quite impressive. I can envision using it on
some of my own movies of my trip(s) to South East Asia - Laos to be
I appreciate everyone's help in getting this "old timer" set straight. I
apologize for my senior moments.