I open my project and then click open the 'share' button. I select burn to disc and everything appears ready to go in task panel. Adobe appears to be doing its job fine....the encoding goes off without a hitch because i can see the % of completion window run up to 100%. Once adobe gets to that point just the word 'error' comes up and everything stops. I'm assuming it doesn't like my burner. If this is the case can I get the project over to Windows Media Player or Quicktime and then burn back to DVD? Appreciate any insight you can offer!
There are a lot of possible reasons for that error message.
Have you explored trying another DVD disc (brand or disc type). With regard to disc type, if you were using DVD-R, try DVD+R. And, also try placing the DVD disc in the drive tray before you open Premiere Elements.
As a workaround and for troubleshooting purposes, try "Burn to Folder" instead of "Burn to Disc".
Burn to: Folder (4.7 GB)
That should generate a folder to the saved location of your choice on the hard drive. Then take only the VIDEO_TS of that saved folder and burn it to DVD-VIDEO with a software such as Nero (make sure that you use the Burn Image to Disc/DVD-Video Files category instead of Make Data DVD.