If you selected the type of MPEG used to create a DVD, the process creates two files... one video and one audio
To create a file for computer playback, you need to select the kind of output that puts both sound and video in one file
What are your EXACT output settings?
Posting a screen shot will help people figure out what you are doing
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Along John T's thinking, I would make sure that you have muxed (created a Multiplexed file, with both a Video and Audio Stream). The Multiplexing tab is often missed. This ARTICLE goes into more detail.
And make sure you say where your AVI is coming from. If it's not video captured from a tape-based miniDV camcorder, your AVI may be using an audio codec Premiere Elements isn't able to transcode to an MPEG file.
I tried to get a screen shot using "control-prtSc" and then using paste to insert in this reply...... Couldn't get the paste to work. So here are some details of the settings. MPEG2-DVD -- NTSC; Dolby Digital; Under advanced settings, export video and audio are both checked; under multiplexer, DVD is selected; Dolby Digital is selected (other options are MPEG and PCM).
Reply to "where is AVI file coming from". This file was created by capturing a video playback from a Legacy Sony Video 8 movie camera. Does this answer your question? If not, how would I look at the file to tell more?
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What is a Legacy Sony Video 8 movie camera?
Are you talking about a Video8 cam? Did you capture the video over a FireWire connection using Premiere Elements?
Also note that Windows Media Player often can't play MPEGs. Have you tried a player like VLC Media Player? It could be that the audio is there but you need the right player to play it.
>under multiplexer, DVD is selected
I believe that means you are creating 2 files, used to create a DVD, not a single file to play on a computer
Thank you for the suggestion, Steve. I didn't know what other program to use... I downloaded VLC and then played the vido in it. It has audio. I still don't understand what this means. Why won't it play on Windows Media Player? Is there something "WRONG" with the rendered MPEG file? If I burn this to a DVD will I be able to playback on a DVD player??
Also.... yes it was captured over a firewire from a Sony Video8 cam that had legacy playback. The original video was analog, recorded back in the 1980's. I bought a more recent (90's?) Sony videocam on ebay, that had legacy playback in order to convert to .avi
Thanks for your help. I am going to try to burn to DVD later today, and see if I can replay...
Thank you for the suggestion, Steve. I didn't know what other program to use... I downloaded VLC and then played the vido in it. It has audio. I still don't understand what this means.
It means the problem, as Steve suggested, is with Windows Media Player.
I am going to try to burn to DVD later today, and see if I can replay...
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In PrE, there are usually two Multiplexer settings, and they are most often "DVD" and "None." In PrE, the "DVD" setting should create a muxed file with both the Video and Audio Streams, and "None" will create two separate files, one for the Video Stream, and for the Audio Stream.
I would wager that the issue is with the DD MPEG, which should be DD AC3, and WMP. WMP has many issues, and I have found that other players, such as VLC, GOM and MediaPlayer Classic HC, all do better jobs, and VLC and MPC-HC also install with many of their own CODEC's. Have not used GOM enough to know whether it does, or not.
If you need to deliver to clients, who might only have WMP, or cannot install other players, even freeware ones, you might want to change the Audio setting in your Export/Share to WAV. Make sure that the Multiplexer setting is still on DVD.