I have tried a number of different DVD brands and have had the same problem when burning from both Premiere Elements 3 and 7. When playing the DVDs they work fine on the computer, but when playing them on a DVD player they more often than not will stutter and/or freeze. Usually this occurs at different points in the playback so there seems to be no consistency. I have used two different DVD players with the same results. It doesn't seem to matter whether the content is stills or video or a combination of both. I've also used two different computers (both Dells--a desktop and a laptop)-again with the same results. I'm beyond the point of frustration. I would be grateful for any suggestions.
This behavior most often happens due to either the media used, or the burn speed used.
I strongly recommend either Verbatim, or Taiyo Yuden blank media. It doesn't bet much better than that.
Brands, such as Memorex, Ritek and TDK should be avoided, as should any "store-brand" disk.
I also burn at ~ 2 - 2.5x.