Please post a screen capture of your timeline.
Also, please don't start a new thread if you're continuing a discussion started in another thread. It makes it very difficult for us to know all of the background.
BTW, which Publish & Share template are you using and what are you outputting your movie to?
btw - I'm outputting to the computer option then Iève tried a variety of format options. My other projects output fine. I must have done something on this timeline that it doesn't like.
One thing that can cause Transcoding errors is an uncovered gap in the Video.
With those Clips/Stills on Video Track 2, do they cover the gaps in Video Track 1 100%?
I have seen a one Frame gap bring a Timeline to its knees.
I see that you are still exchanging information with SG, and he is still waiting for more information, more than just "most windows media file".
But, I am extremely curious about that screenshot that you just posted. So, perhaps you could include the following information in a reply to him.
You appear to be in Premiere Elements 11 Expert workspace. I see a soundtrack sitting beyond the Work Area Bar gray tabs that appear to span the major content of your Timeline. What is that soundtrack doing sitting where it is beyond the right gray tab?
When you go to export your Timeline content is the soundtrack meant to be in or out of the export? If you are using Publish+Share/Computer/Windows Media and have selected a preset, do you put a check mark next to "Share Work Area Bar Only" before you hit Save if you just want to export that part of the Timeline content spanned by the Work Area Bar gray tabs?
By the way, what is the exact wording of this generic error to which you refer?
We will be watching for further developments.
Add On...The above is based on what I see in this thread. Do you have another which is a preface to this one?
It says: Error compiling video. Unknown error.
I've been exporting as windows media file 720x480 16x9 29.97
and as mpeg NTSC DVD standard
I've tried other options too and I always get the same message.
I moved the music track beyond the work area just to see if the music was causing the problem. It wasn't. I've since put it back in the work area.
Thank you for all your help.
Thanks for the additional information.
Later I will study that Timeline represented in your screenshot and make further comments.
For now, you might want to look at the Adobe document on Premiere Elements/Compiling Movie Errors.
I saw this article and tried these tips. I'm still not sure what the problem is.
Is there a help line or chat line that I can go through for assistance??
I'm getting desperate.
You can try the following Adobe Chat link, but I suspect that they will not help you since you do not have the latest version. Going back in this thread, it appears from your screenshot that you are working with Premiere Elements 11.
Adobe Tech does do troubleshooting for a fee of about $40 US dollars/hours, but I am not sure if they would do that for 11 even for a fee. But here is the link to click on....
Once the link opens, click on the statement "I still need help" to bring up the Adobe Chat.
If that avenue fails, then we can work with you step by step to take the project apart to find the offending component...
example...make copies of the problem project, work from copies...maybe first cutting it in half to see if the problem is confined to the first or second part and subsequent removals to get to the culprit(s).
I will study your screenshot later today to see if I can custom the troubleshooting strategy.
Please update us on your progress.
Ok, trying to cut the project up to isolate the offending clip.
Please let me know if you notice something on the timeline.
Another thing to look at after the 1/2 project approach and its results is taking out tracks, maybe starting with the whole soundtrack. I recall you saying that you moved the end soundtrack file around in troubleshooting, but did you ever get rid of all the soundtrack files (altogether)?