What model of camcorder is your original video coming from and what format and resolution is the video?
Have you ensured that your computer has the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements?
Do you have an always-on internet connection, and have you manually gone to Windows Update to ensure you have all of the latest updates, including the non-critical ones that don't install automatically?
i need assistance and SG
This is a known issue being presented, that is, problems with MPEG2 Activation for Premiere Elements 8 and versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 8.
And, the user typically ends up with the message that Adobe no longer offers MPEG2 Activation for Premiere Elements 8 and earlier.
We are sorry, MPEG-2 activation for Adobe Premiere Elements 8 or earlier is no longer available.
Owners of older versions are eligible for upgrade pricing.
We have seen this type of thread here several times (even with the latest version of QuickTime installed on the computer with Premiere Elements). Most of these threads have involved Premiere Elements 3.0/3.0.2. For some of these threads, there is no resolution follow up. But, in one case, I think that I recall an uninstall/ccleaner run through/reinstall with antivirus and firewall turned Off resolved the issue.
But i need assistance would need to offer more information if both of you decide to look into this known aspect of what i need assistance presented, such as those details leading up to the MPEG2 Activation difficulties.
thank you for your reply. I thought this may have been the case with Adobe. I appreciate your assistance. wayne
Thanks for the reply.
Please let us know if your can recover the project with the MPEG2 activation with that uninstall/ccleaner run through/reinstall.
Any details that you supply regarding what led up to the MPEG2 Activation message might be a guide. I am still not sure if Adobe has pulled the plug on version 8 or earlier or whether there are other factors involved. I have Premiere Elements 4, 7, and 8 installed on Windows 7 64 bit and have not run into any MPEG2 Activation issues. Yet all these MPEG2 activation messages continued to be reported for Premiere Elements 8 and earlier.
We will be watching for further developments in your discussions on the matter with SG.
Your follow up is appreciated.
thank you again for your email. I have just outputted it to an avi. It will do for what i was using it for. Many thanks againWayne
Thanks for the good news that you were able to use an alternative route (.avi) for your Premiere Elements project. Good job.
I worry about the situation for you beyond the problem to export to a MPEG2 file saved to a computer hard drive location. Have you found that the present MPEG2 Activation message is holding you back from any of your burn to disc?
If you have not already, please let us know if you explore the deactivation within the program, uninstall via control panel, and reinstall with antivirus and firewalls turned off route to bypass this MPEG2 Activation message matter.