Are all your drivers up to date and what does your computer resource situation look like, available RAM/free hard drive space? Optimized computer, defragmented?? What is your computer operating system 32 or 64 bit? These should be non-considerations with the work that you have put into your system, but I mention them just in case....
Have you looked in conflicting programs and source media issues since the basic problems seem to have transcended computers and new programs.
About those Photoshop Elements Organizer thumbnails for ".mpg" videos. What type of mpg are they? MPEG2 perhaps? If you are not sure, what is the brand and model of the camcorder from which they come? There was a thread over at another forum about this issue. The user contacted Adobe and was told that MPEG2 video will not be displayed in the Organizer thumbnail. It will only be displayed if the MPEG2 is converted to MPEG4. "A software limitation"
As for the Organizer crashes when you go to transfer video....how are you transferring the media
a. highlighting Photoshop Elements Organizer thumbnail for video or photo, selecting File Menu/Send to Premiere Elements
b. in Premiere Elements Get Media/Files & Folders
Have you tried either or both and did each perform the same with respect to crashes?
As for your photos, are they all .jpg (no .psd), what are their pixel dimensions, and how many are involved? What is the source media saved, local hard drive or external hard drive?
Just some thoughts for now.
I responded to your original thread on the Photoshop Elements forum.
Also, I don't think I saw what camera or software created these MPEG files. I suggest that you add that info.
Did you get a chance to read the link that I posted in my response. The post of CRB at the end of that link goes into more details beyond the just "change .mpg to .mp4".
Since we don't know whether these MPEG2 files came from a Sony camcorder, I am referencing a statement in another post in
which is originally about AVCHD problems but eventually drew the conclusion that
"K-Lite Codec Pack clashes with Sony's Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software"
which might have relevance to this discussion if a Sony camcorder is involved.
Sometimes I wish there was a one-size-fits-all, works-every-time solution for every problem, don't you?
This is way too complicated.
can you answer this question
"(Make assuming K-Lite Full 5.1 is the latest batch of codec's for Vista?"
Yes. 5.1 does seem to be the latest version, Barb.