Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 8.1
Please verify if you are doing a DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc or AVCHD on DVD disc.
Where is the burn to DVD stopping
and what error message is associated with this problem?
If you are doing a burn to disc, does the Timeline content burn to go to completion of you do a burn to folder instead (applicable to DVD and AVCHD choices only)?
In the burn dialog before you hit burn, what does the burn dialog quality area show for Space Required and Bitrate?
Do you have menus in this project? If so, how many menu markers? How many main menu pages; how many scene menu pages?
Do you have a stop marker at the end of the last item on the Timeline? And, do you have adequate spacing between menu markers on the Timeline? Is there any button overlap in the Movie Menu customization area of the project?
Please review and consider and then we will see what the details tell us with regard to findings the answer(s) to the issue.
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 Premiere Elements DVD output to a folder on your hard drive and then use the FREE Imgburn to burn the folder to disc for DVD... Premiere Elements does NOT burn to a folder for BluRay (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... Set Imgburn to use the slowest burn speed your drive and media will use... I set my burn speed to 1x and let Imgburn adjust to the actual minimum
Just a point of clarification...the objectives of my posted troubleshooting are to get you moving forward with a burn to disc workflow on a permanent basis, not to find a workaround burn to folder ImgBurn workflow on a permanent basis. I included a burn to folder look as a troubleshooting tool only, no following of burn to disc with ImgBurn. The later I consider a last resort if we find by troubleshooting that burn to disc with Premiere Elements and your burner present insurmountable compatibility issues. Also, if you are in a time crunch to get work out pending problem solving, then Premiere Elements burn to folder/ImgBurn is a consideration in my way of thinking.