If you can output an ISO file but the program isn't able to burn directly to a disc, it means that something is mucking up the interface between the program and your disc drive.
The easiest solution is to just use a program like ImgBurn (a free download) to convert the ISO to a disc file.
I show you how to download ImgBurn and use it to create a DVD from an ISO in my free tutorial at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
Thanks for the information. I was able to watch your video and followed the instructions for burning a folder to a DVD. Unfortunately, the end result is the same as all other attempts to use the ISO file to create a DVD that will play in my Sony DVD player - it doesn't work. It does however, play on DVD players on any computer.
We have used PE14 to burn straight to DVD's that do play in my Sony DVD player. Why this one particular project won't complete the encode/compile process on the way to directly burn is the frustrating mystery. And why I can't burn the Video_ts folder to a DVD (that my Sony will read) with either Win10 Explorer or ImgBurn is the other side of the frustration coin.
If your DVD plays on your computer but not in your DVD player than you've created a successful DVD. The software has all done its job.
Many DVD players and BluRay players simply don't do home-burned discs well. They've gotten better -- but, ironically, Sony brand disc players are most notorious for not being able to play home-burned DVDs.
That said, make sure you're using a good brand-named DVD like Verbatim. Never use Memorex. They have the worst quality control. And, as I say in my tutorial, make sure you Verify the disc with ImgBurn after you burn it.
And, of course, never use DVD-RWs. They can give DVD players all kinds of fits.
The core problem to me seems to be in the Premier Elements project itself or one of the transitions, reference files, etc. We have built other projects that successfully complete the encode/compile process and then successfully burn to a DVD that plays in my Sony player. Is there some common bugs or issues in a PE14 project that are known to cause PE14 to fault? Is there some thing to do or not do? Things to fix or change in the project that could allow the encode/compile step to reach 100%?
Three things commonly cause problems:
1) A Stop Marker at the end of your timeline.
2) A blank spot on the Video 1 track that does not have a video clip on it.
3) Hardware Acceleration enabled for computers using other-than-Intel HD Graphics. To disable, go to the Preferences/General page.
Those are the most common. However, If you've upgraded your computer from an earlier operating system to Windows 10, sometimes the program has trouble interfacing with the disc drive.