You came to the right place. What you described is an old story and known issue with Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1. The issue is maintaining the replacement background in the end product DVD-VIDEO on DVD Disc. The remedy is to apply an audio background to the menu in disc menu customization area of the project (either audible or muted audio file).
Some would have you chasing down still image resolution et al. No way.
Please review and consider the full details in the following
If any questions or need clarification on anything that I have written, please do not hesitate to ask.
Add On.. With regard to program stability...have you downloaded and install the 9.0.1 Update and are running that as your program. If not...
Please download and install 9.0.1 Update from the following with Premiere Elements 9 closed.
Thanks bunches. I will try what you suggest.
I can't thank you enough. I was finally able to make the DVDs successfully. I so appreciate your help. Who would ever think a picture would need an audio file to work??? That would never have occurred to me in a month of Sunday's. So thank you very much.
Great news of your success with those Premiere Elements 9 replacement backgrounds for the disc menus.
So glad that you are moving forward in your projects.