This Tips & Tricks article might be a good place to start, as it covers many of the common issues with Adobe programgs and burners: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2776760#2776760
Let us know if something there is helpful.
Could Premiere Elements 8 ever find this burner? Are you new to Premiere Elements 8 or is this a new burner to your system?
Just the usual drill questions for Premiere Elements 8 users
a. Are you working from the 8.0.1 Update?
b. Are the automatic Background rendering and AutoAnalzyer features turned Off?
c. Are you running the program as Run As Administrator or from a User Account with Administrative Privileges?
d. Do you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on your computer?
Back to your thread question...
Is this a "it worked before but now" or "it never worked before" type issue? If it worked before and not now, can you think about the before and after changes that might be at work here?
We will be watching for your reply.
From: Bill Hunt
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:46 PM
Re: I can not burn DVDs with my Premier Elements version 8. The programme can not find my burner
created by Bill Hunt in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion
All other programmes find the burner emediately. It is only Premier Elements 8.0 that does not find the burner.
>only Premier Elements 8.0 that does not find the burner
Things and Software to AVOID when authoring/burning a disc... says Encore, but also applies to Premiere Elements and disc burning
Start --> http://forums.adobe.com/thread/608660
#2 has WHY Explained http://forums.adobe.com/thread/607390
Set your DVD output to a folder on your hard drive and then use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download to write the folder to disc (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)
Read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1322583 for notes on installing Imgburn WITHOUT any toolbar add-ons
Imgburn will read the ACTUAL disc brand from the disc, which is not always the same as the box label (Memorex is notorious for buying "anything" and putting it inside a Memorex box)
When you write to disc with Imgburn, use the SLOWEST possible speed setting, so your burner has the best chance to create "good, well formed" laser burn holes... since no DVD player is required to read a burned disc, having a "good" one from a high quality blank will help
Use Taiyo Yuden single layer or Verbatim Two layer Or Falcon Pro for inkjet printable Two layer