Your set-up and experience are almost exactly the same as my set-up and experience. The thing that amazes me is how we were able to produce DVDs on earlier versions of Windows and Premier Elements without any hassle and now the same process is so complicated that , in my case, it is easier to use another product for producing videos.
Good luck with your endeavours.
Are you able to output your DVD files as an ISO file?
Thank you for your reply, Steve. Yes, I have created an ISO file at the DVD export and share menu. But still can't directly burn a DVD. Any suggestions on how to fix this so I can directly burn DVDs from PE?
There's a possible fix that's worth a try.
With Show All Files enabled in your Folder options, go to Local Disk C\Program Data\Adobe\Common
Right-click on the Common folder and select Properties. On the Properties panel, go to the Security tab and click Edit.
Select System and make sure all permissions are set to Allow.
I prefer to just make ISO files and then use ImgBurn to output them as DVDs. It takes no more time than burning straight to disc, and it has a number of advantages that I detail in my book.
Thanks for the suggestion, Steve. Unfortunately, all permissions were already set to "Allow", so that tip didn't help. But I appreciate your efforts to help with my issue.
I've used Premiere Elements since version 3 and NEVER had a problem burning discs. I'm therefore VERY frustrated that with this new version, I'm unable to just burn a normal DVD (yet can burn and watch AVCHDs)! I really don't want to have to find yet another program in addition to PE and go thru multiple steps just to share videos of the youngsters in our family with the rest of my family. It just shouldn't be this hard.
Unfortunately, the only solutions are the ones I offered above.
A chat with support indicated this is a known problem and engineers are working on a fix, which would be released in an update.