It's hard to say without knowing more about your system's hardware, operating system and the type of camcorder your video is coming from.
Thanks for responding Steve. I should know better; I think frustration sat in :). The camera most of my video is shot with is a Sony Handycam DCR SR80 hard drive. I now have Dazzle and may begin to use that for capturing. If I can get PE8 to work for me, I will certainly try to capture with it's software.
Elements Organizer 220.127.116.11
Core Version: 8.0 (20090905.r.605812)
Language Version: 8.0 (20090905.r.605812)
Catalog Name: My Catalog
Catalog Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Elements Organizer\Catalogs\My Catalog\
Catalog Size: 35.7MB
Catalog Cache Size: 347.9MB
Operating System Name: XP
Operating System Version: 5.1 Service Pack 3
System Architecture: AMD CPU Family:15 Model:11 Stepping:2 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP
Built-in Memory: 2GB
Free Memory: 2GB
Important Drivers / Plug-ins / Libraries:
Microsoft DirectX Version: 9.0
Apple QuickTime Version: 7.64
Adobe Reader Version: 9.2
Adobe Acrobat Version: Not installed
CD and DVD drives:
E: (LITE-ON DVDRW BUS: 1 ID: 1 Firmware: SHM-165H6S)
J: (HP DVD BUS: 1 ID: 1 Firmware: Writer)
Jack G. Stevenson
Check disabling the GPU playback option from the "Edit>>Preferences>>Genaral" option. There seem to be some issue with the player here.