You do not need Premiere Elements to make a copy of a DVD. Your computer's DVD burning software (as well as the free download ImgBurn) will do it.
You just put your DVD in your drive, open your burner software and suggest the option to duplicate. The software will tell you when to put in a blank disc.
Commercial DVDs, of course, have copy protection software on them, so you can't copy them.
If your burner did not come with a utility, like Roxio, or Nero, then the great, free burning utility, ImgBurn, can do this for you. If you have only one burner, it will first Copy your VIDEO_TS folder to the system, and then tell you put in a blank disc to do the Copy. If you have two burners, you will be able to bypass that Copy to HDD function, and will just go burner to burner.
If you do download ImgBurn, make sure to scroll down the screen for the actual download of that program. The top half of that page is ads, and not for ImgBurn. This has confused many.
By the way, ImgBurn is a great tool for burning when you have done Burn to Folder, or need to create an Image file, ISO, or burn an ISO. It also burns DVD-Data (and CD's of all sorts).
Good luck, and Adobe offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee, so you can return PrE 8, and loose nothing.
PS - welcome to the forum!
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. It's good to know that there are still people like you out there.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. It's good to know that there still are people out there like you.
More than you'd think, Marc!
In addition to this forum, Bill and I are also moderators at http://muvipix.com/phpBB3/ , one of the friendliest, most helpful forums on the web!
You'll usually get a helpful answer there within the hour to almost any video-related question (and quite a few non-video-related questions too)!
I second Steve's invitation to join us at Muvipix too. Between these two fora, there are very few issues that cannot be solved.
Obviously, this forum is geared toward Adobe products, and many users on Muvipix also use Adobe products, there is a bit wider range of software, hardware, and maybe even production types and styles there.
PS - I've been spending almost too much time here, and need to divide my time up between Adobe and Muvipix, when I get back to the Mainland.