What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running? And, are you working in the Elements Organizer of Premiere Elements or in the Premiere Elements Editor alone?
What format are you iTune music files in?
Best convert iTunes m4a into wav in iTunes, copy the wav file to the computer hard drive, and from there import the music into the project.
In the absence of the information requested above, I can only generalize at this time.
Looking forward to your follow up details, so that I can be very specific about the workflow.
ATR - thanks for the reply...here are answers to your questions.
I am using Premiere Elements 12 on a PC. I am using the Video Editor portion, not the organizer. Two of the music files are ones I purchased from iTunes store, so whatever their standard format is...and one is from a song I ripped off my CD in Apple Lossless format. Hope this helps!
I look forward to your suggestions.
Thanks for the reply. Here is the plan.
Get your iTunes music into the iTunes Library. Use File Menu/Add File to Library.
Go to Edit Menu/Preferences/General and click on the "Import Settings" tab.
In the Import Settings dialog, set the Import Using = WAV Encoder. Click OK out of Import Settings dialog. Then click OK out of preferences.
In the iTunes Music/Songs, right click you song, and select and click on Convert WAV Version from the drop down menu.
Right click the .wav version of the song, select Copy, and then paste the song on the desktop. From there import the song into the
project with the project's Add Media/Files and Folders into Project Assets from where you drag the song to an audio track.
Please let us know the outcome.
Add On...the fate of the already ripped music will depend on what this "Apple Lossless Codec" is and if the file is unprotected. We
do not get involved with unprotected files.
ATR - thanks for the suggestions. I tried it on the first song I purchased and it seems to have worked! But holy cow, the WAV file is so much larger format than the original format! It's too bad we have to use that format. Thank you so much for your help. I'll let you know if I get through it all the way successfully!
Thanks for the follow up.
The wav version should give you the best results.
But, in iTunes preferences, you could set for an Import Using: MP3 Encoder instead of WAV Encoder.
And then when you right click your song in Music/Songs, select Create MP3 Version instead of Create WAV Version.
Please let us know the outcome when your schedule permits.
SUCCESS! Thank you so much for your help. I got the video/slideshow finished for the presentation this weekend. Everyone loved it and even want me to post it on their website!
Thank you for sharing the wonderful news of your success. The part about "Everyone loved it" was the mark of a job well done.
Keep up the good work. There are no bounds to creativity. The best is yet to come.