The "usual" advice if you can't directly write to DVD is to create a folder and use different software to write to the DVD (see below)
BUT... you get no errors, yet you can't even create a folder... which is VERY odd
A couple ideas...
1- post a screen shot of your output settings
2- are you able to export (share) ANY kind of output file... such as a new DV AVI file?
Even though you do not receive any error messages, a "long shot" idea
Long File Names or odd characters cause problems
And This Message Thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/665641
And... the "usual" advice
Start --> http://forums.adobe.com/thread/608660
#2 has WHY Explained http://forums.adobe.com/thread/607390
Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download to write files or folders or ISO to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)
Thanks for e-mail, it is very much appreciated.
Previously I was using Premier Element 7 and had no problem writing to Disc.
With version 10, I can’t output to disc, folder or DV tape. The project setting is NTSC and DV-Avi, standard 48 Khz. The video is recorded from a Sony Mini DV Camcorder. The video is standard definition. There is no fancy effects, transitions or still pictures.
When Share is selected and I click on Disc and select DVD, the DVD burner is recognized. The program goes through the routine of encoding the menus, and media which takes about 20 minutes for a 39 minute project(I have a fast computer) and then switches to burning disc which takes no time and instantly ejects the disc with the message “The project burned to disc successfully” but the disc is blank.
Outputting to folder is the same, ie, after encoding the message states the folder is created but none exists. Outputting to Mini DV tape takes 39 minutes, the VCR is activated and recording is done but the tape is blank.
I have read the links but none of them apply to my problem.
As I mentioned before, I have completely removed the program and cleaned the Registry, reinstalled the program with no success. I can create and edit a project, create menus and titles but can not output to any media. There is no provision in Element to create an ISO file.
Anybody has other suggestions?
Thanks everybody. The problem was solved. The default project setting was avchd instead of DV-AVI.