What do you mean by "uploading music files"? Do you mean importing music into a Premiere Elements project using Add Media?
Are these WAV files?
If this is purchased music, have you ensured that this is not music that has been downloaded from iTunes? Most iTunes music has copy protection built into it that will block you from using it in a video project.
Dear Steve, I store the music files in iTunes, but I ripped them from my CD. The files are mpeg4 files. Maybe I need to store my ripped files somewhere else if Apple blocks my use of them. I never had any problem with my old computer & windows 7.
Yes, I was trying to import the files into PE 10 with ADD MEDIA. I'll see if I can move them out of iTunes to somewhere else and see if that overcomes the problem.
Thank you for your insight.
Dear Steve, I move my ripped file out of iTunes and made it open with other software, but I still got the same error message when I tried ADD MEDIA in PE 10. It looks like I will have to re-rip my file outside of iTunes, or go back to my old computer running Windows 7.
Steve, I did re-rip the music file to my computer as a .cda file, but I still got the same error message in PE 10 when I hit ADD MEDIA. This is so frustrating. I will try again with my old computer
You should be able to rip your music files as an MP3 -- although, as I implied above, you'll be ahead of the game if you use only WAV audio and music files in your project.
As I said in my books, the free download Audacity is an invaluable tool. It can convert most common audio formats to WAVs.
Dear Steve, I will try saving as WAV files and see if that fixes my problem. Thank you so much. Norman
Steve, I tried downloading Audacity but my security software blocked it as it had a PUP file attached, so I stopped.
I went back to my old computer with Windows 7, opened up my Premiere Elements 10 file and imported a music file (mpeg4) from my music library in ITunes with no problem. It looks to me like it is Windows 10 that is blocking my importation, not Apple.
Do you have any comments about this? Norman
Audacity is your solution, Norm. Although there are also audio editors that cost money: Sound Forge and the cheaper Sound Forge Studio, Adobe Audition, etc. But I prefer the free solution.
If you download Audacity, you'll be just fine as long as you read the screens as you install it. Choose Custom rather than Express installation and then opt out of installing the additional crapware that comes with it.
But an MP4 audio file isn't going to work in Premiere Elements. An MP3 might, but a WAV is the best.
Steve, I downloaded Audacity, but it would not open MPEG4 files, so I tried to download the additional software to do that, but it did not download properly, so I gave up.
I ripped a music file directly to a WAV file, but in the new computer with Windows 10 & Premiere Elements 10, it still would not load when I used GET MEDIA.
I am so frustrated that I am going to take back this new computer and go back to my old one and Windows 7.
Thanks for all your suggestions, Norman Anderson