There is no batch convert separate avi file in Premiere Elements (any version) that I know of.
It is a one at a time basis...from Timeline to Publish+Share/Computer/
You can export the whole Timeline content. Or, if you use the Timeline's Work Area Bar Tabs PLUS the "Share Work Area Bar Only" option in the export dialog, you can export a selected segment of the Timeline. But all one at a time.
Were did you get the idea that you could do otherwise?
Looking forward to your follow up.
I would like to have separate file outputs for streaming from my DLNA server to my TV. My current files are an older AVI format (from an older version of Premiere Elements) that will not play on my TV.
As a followup. I have hundreds of small AVI files that are named by the date they were taken. That is why I am looking for batch conversion capability. I do not want 1 huge file as an output. I was hoping that the new Adobe 11 would include this functionality.
Sorry, but I have not seen this batch exporting feature in Premiere Elements 11 and earlier.
A Google search just now turned up at least one such program with this type of feature. This one seem to restrict the batch exporting to 35 input files. Not sure whatelse is out there.
A new version of Premiere Elements is expected soon. No one, except Adobe, know what the new features will be.
If you are interested in having your voice heard in this type of matter, you might want to explore the Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form for communicating your thoughts on this with Adobe.
Thanks for your response. I have tried several batch conversion open source programs. They all appear to create low quality results (but in seperate files).
For batch conversions, I use DigitalMedia Converter by Deskshare. My version is an older one (2.7), and there is a newer version, in two flavors, "regular" and "pro." I do not recall what limit on number of files is, but have had about 10 in the conversion queue. The newer version, and especially the Pro version, has probably expanded the number of files in the queue, but I could not quickly find what that max number is. While not opensource freeware, my copy was only about US$40. I was so impressed, that I bought two licenses - one for each of my editing computers. I have been meaning to upgrade to the new Pro version, but as old 2.7 works for what I need to do, just have not gotten around to it.
Now, Premiere Pro can do batch conversions too, through the AME (Adobe Media Encoder), but that would be a much, much more expensive solution.
I am certain that there are other conversion programs (some might also be free), that can do batch conversions, and with the H.264 CODEC for your MP4 output.
One caveat: if your AVI files are SD (Standard Def), you will NOT be pleased if you convert to MP4 in HD (High Def), as there will be up-rezzing, and the results will not be pretty. If you need to up-rez to HD, when using SD material, you might want to look into something like Red Giant's Magic Bullet Instant HD. Many users have been impressed by its up-rezzing capabilities, though some have not.
Also, I think that Corel's video editor has an up-rezzing capability, but have never used it, so cannot comment directly - might be great, or not so great.