1. When you say orange bar, where are you seeing this orange bar
a. Above the Timeline content
b. As an orange line running horizontally across the inside of the clip
And, what happens when you press the Render Button in your situation
a. The Render dialog pops up but nothing happens,
b. The playback of the Timeline runs to completion in the Edit area monitor
c. Something else
2. Assuming that you have a genuine "render" situation - the program telling you that you need to render the Timeline to get the best possible preview of the content playback in the Edit area monitor.....
a. Do you have the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar position so that they span the entire content to be rendered?
3. Where do you have the preview files directed and how much free hard drive space is at that location.
See Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disk and Video Previews.
Please review and consider and then we can decide what is next based on your reply.
Well it doesnt matter anymore i opened another file and it worked fine I belive it was no workspace was selected therefore there was no media to render but thank you
Thanks for the update and the good news that you have worked out your Premiere Elements rendering situation. Good job.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions or ask for clarification. We can supply more information on the rendering of the Timeline aspect of your Timeline content if necessary.