Was that DVD RW erased, or did it still have data on it?
All the DVD's I tried were fresh out of the package with no data on them.
When I checked after the error massage the disk was still blank. The error
message occurred at the 96% of the encryption before it was copied to the
Good, that gets one possibility out of the way.
Since the error about the disc indicates that the Transcoding has already finished, I think that we can probably rule out the next step, but let's look anyway.
Now, for Transcoding to DVD, PrE uses 2-pass Encoding, so it would seem that this problem is comng right at the end of the second pass, at the end of the Timeline. Look very closely at that point, and see if there is anything odd there. Things like gaps in the Video of a Timeline, or sometimes Assets that are not proper, can cause Transcoding to stop. Anything there? [I think that with a disc error, Transcoding HAS completed, and the progress bar is just lagging slightly behind, but more questions are probably needed.]
Last, what brand of blank media are you using? The reason that I ask this is that some companies, like Memorex, buy the cheapest disc that day, and rebrand them, so in a spindle of 25, you might end up with blank discs by different mfgrs., and some can be much better, than others.
I did not see anything unusual in the time line. What do you mean by assets
that are not proper? I put a stop marker at the end of the timeline, but I
did that on the ones that were successful as well. I am using Memorex Disks
ten to a package 4X 4.7 GB/GO 120 minute. I have used all new disks from the
package each time. I suppose it is possible that they are all bad. I can try
3 more times and use up the rest of the disks on the package and then if
they are all bad I'll take them back to Walmart and get another package.
Thanks for your help. I hope we can find the answer.
I checked the time line again and everything seems to be in order, no gaps
in the video or audio. As I mentioned there is a stop marker at the end of
the timeline but I did that on the other successful ones. It seems strange
that it stopped at exactly the 96th% on all the trys including the last one
where I did a new project using only half the WMV files. Thanks
Remove the Stop Marker at the end of the Timeline. That will very likely take care of the issue.
Thank you so much, that worked!! I had tried burning one of the successful
files on one of the disks that gave me the error message and the file burned
successfully on the disk that had given the error so I knew it wasn't the
disks or the Premiere Elements program so I narrowed it to having to be
something with the file I was trying to burn. You nailed it! Thanks again.
You are most welcome.
Thanks for reporting your success, and good luck,
You're using WMVs as source files? That could be part of the problem. And the stop marker could also be contributing.
I'd recommend that you first do a Save As to save your project under a new new, inside a new folder. Otherwise you're going to be stumbling over files you've already corrupted.
Use Share/To Disc and the option to burn to folder to see if you can output your movie.
If this doesn't work, you may need to render your timeline first.
BTW, how much free, defragmented space is on your C drive? You'll need at least 20-30 gigs. Even more if you're editing video on your C drive.
If you're editing video on a second or external drive, first ensure that the drive is formatted NTFS and not FAT32 (as they come from the factory). Then ensure it's got at least 40-60 gigs of free, defragmented space.