Does the progress bar that you mention freeze with specific mention of "indexing"? Or, do the progress bar displays mention rendered (preview files) and conformed audio and video as well?
What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 13 running on?
What are the properties of your source media that generate this situation on their import into a project? I am assuming that is the case. If not, please
I can't really answer you first question. What has happened is: when I moved an mpg file from my assets to the movie (I have added already a mpg file in the first part of the movie) a message box appears telling me the file is being "indexed" and then this Indexing progress appears in lower right of screen and it processes up to 99% and then freezes. The file appears in the time line, but the frame appears that says "media pending" and then nothing happens. I can go into the Widows media player and the mpg file plays okay, with audio. That is best I can tell you.
Though I did not say this earlier, when I try to open this mpg file from the Organizer, Premiere does not open.
My operating system is Windows 7 on a Dell computer with lots of ram and plenty of space on my hard drive.
Properties of movie file
These properties are the same as a file I already inserted in the timeline.
I look forward to your help and thanks..