Welcome to the forum.
I am not aware of any way to do a "silent" activation of the various modules, without Internet access.
Perhaps Adobe can offer you a workaround, or maybe a user here has some experience with such activation, beyond the normal Internet method?
What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
There have been some reports here recently with regard to MPEG2 activation for DVD burns. All have been from Premiere Elements 3.0/3.0.2 users and have not been resolved as far as I know. And, it appear to be unresolvable according to Adobe documents which points to discontinued MPEG2 activation support for Premiere Elements 8 or earlier. There the best resolution was to go to a version of Premiere Elements later than 8.
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From all accounts, your need the code that the message is seeking and not the serial number of the product.
If your version of Premiere Elements is later than 8, best contact Adobe via its Adobe Chat by clicking on the following link. When the link opens, click on the question/statement "Still Need Help? Contact Us." to bring up the Adobe Chat to discuss "Serial Number Issues or Activating My Product".
It very well may be that even if "offline" were taken out of the equation, this MPEG2 activation described might not be available any longer?
Please let us know the outcome.
Thanks for the input.
Thank you for the info. I have gone the Adobe Chat route and they directed me to the Forum. I'll go with the upgrade llike you suggested as Adobe seems to offer no solution for what I though would be a simple issue to resolve. I am running Version 8 and have had success using formats other than MPEG2.
Thanks for the update. Sorry the news is not better.
I have looked for an Adobe document to elaborate on this situation of its discontinued support for MPEG2 Encoder Activation for Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 and earlier. All I see is the message that the user is being surprised with when he/she falls into this situation.
Before you purchase of Premiere Elements 12 (latest version), it would be a good idea to look at the free 30 day tryout of the product to confirm that the program is compatible with your computer environment and meets the requirements of your video editing.
Please let us know the outcome when you have the time.
Great suggestion. I'll post an update once we evaluate the newer version. Thanks again.
Thanks for the reply.
I did two major writeups on Premiere Elements 12, one on First Look, and the other on Daily Discoveries.
I am posting the links for them for your considerations.
We will be looking forward to learning of your progress with Premiere Elements 12.