14 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2015 8:10 AM by A.T. Romano

    burning dvd, indexing

    gkh1

      Elements 11. 1 hour 35 minute project with both video and photos. Indexing progress window opens and then freezes. Have tried all fixes listed on this forum but no result. Previous separate dvd burned with same photos, no problem. Currently using Windows 8.1. Would appreciate suggestions

        • 1. Re: burning dvd, indexing
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Have you resized all of the photos to no larger than 2000x1500 pixels in size (72 ppi)?

           

          Oversized photos are the chief reason for transcoding problems with slideshows.

           

          Also, of course, ensure that you have plenty of free, clean, defragmented disc space. When did you last run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragment?

          • 2. Re: burning dvd, indexing
            gkh1 Level 1

            Thanks for your help with this. Without sounding like a complete div. How do I resize 300 plus photos. Can I do all at once. I assume I have to go into original photo file?

            • 3. Re: burning dvd, indexing
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              If you've got Photoshop Elements, you can use File/Process Multiple Files to do a batch resize.

              • 4. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                gkh1 Level 1

                Thanks again. Will give it a try

                 

                Kind Regards

                Geoff

                • 5. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                  gkh1 Level 1

                  All photos resized to 2000 x 1500 @ 72 ppi.  Problem still exists. Upon hitting"burn" system goes into indexing mode and hangs.

                   

                  Previous burn of photos only plus music produced perfect results (at original sizes).

                   

                  HD clean up and defrag has not made any difference.

                   

                  Appreciate any further suggestions

                   

                  Kind Regards

                  Geoff

                  • 6. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                    Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                    Do a Save As and save your project under a new name, in a new folder with no other files. This will allow the program to create fresh transcoding files without getting all tangled up with your older, corrupt ones.

                     

                    BTW, this is assuming that your video is from a camcorder and not some other source and that you've got at least 50-100 gigs of clean, free, defragmented space on your C drive.

                    • 7. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                      Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                      Also, make sure that the option to Fit Contents to Available Space option is selected on your burn DVD option screen. Your movie is too large to fit on a disc at full quality, so you need to indicate to the program that it must reduce quality in order to create a ~4.5 gig file from your movie.

                      • 8. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                        gkh1 Level 1

                        All suggestions tried. Still going to index mode. Also fit to available space says insufficient dis space. Manual choice to 4.3 gb selected. No progress.

                         

                        Kind Regards

                        Geoff

                        • 9. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                          Apparently your movie is too long for Premiere Elements to squeeze onto a DVD. (Generally 70-80 minutes is considered maximum length for a standard DVD.)

                           

                          As an experiment, try doing a test burn of say 30 minutes of video just to see if the workflow works.

                          • 10. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                            gkh1 Level 1

                            Thanks for all your help. Have upgraded to 14 and that seems to have solved the problem. Having down sized all photos managed to burn 1 hour 35 minutes to DVD. Thanks again   

                             

                            Kind Regards

                            Geoff

                            • 11. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                              Glad it all worked for you, gkh! Please mark this question as answered.

                              • 12. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                                A.T. Romano Level 7

                                Geoff

                                 

                                Great news with the success of your burn to DVD using Premiere Elements 14 instead of 11. Can I assume that you were using Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit.

                                 

                                If your time permits, would it be possible to supply more details of your success?

                                 

                                1. Are 14 and 11 on the same computer with the same computer resources?

                                2. When you obtained success with 14, what were your photos downsized to - 2000 x 1500 pixels or something else?

                                3. From what I have read, your 11 project was full of indexing issues. Were there any indexing messages in the 14 success project which used the same files as used in 11?

                                4. Are you saying that the same project on 11 and 14 was successful only on 14? Were there any other significant variables between the 11 and 14 tasks?

                                 

                                Best wishes

                                 

                                ATR

                                • 13. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                                  gkh1 Level 1

                                  ATR

                                   

                                  Windows 8.1

                                  Yes 11 and 14 on same computer

                                  Yes reduced to 2000 x 1500

                                  No indexing issues on 14

                                  No problem  burning on 14. Total DVD length 1 hour 35 minutes

                                   

                                  Regards

                                  Geoff

                                   

                                   

                                  Kind Regards

                                  Geoff

                                  • 14. Re: burning dvd, indexing
                                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                                    Geoff

                                     

                                    Thanks for the additional information related to your 11 and 14 experiences with the same source files (in each case 2000 x 1500). Interesting results.

                                     

                                    Best wishes

                                     

                                    ATR