Mac or Windows and exact version of the operating system?
Exact version of Premiere Elements?
CPU brand and model and clock speed Video adapter brand and model and driver version and amount of video ram Number and size and type of hard drives What kind of video are you editing? -hint 4k video on an underpowered computer will not play well . For example, what I have (home built Jan 2021) Windows 10, currently at version 20H2 - Premiere Elements 2021 Intel i9-10900k CPU in ASUS-Prime-Z490-P motherboard with 64Gig TEAMGROUP-3200MHz Ram Seagate-FireCuda 500Gig M.2 for Windows and programs and usual Documents files 500Gig SSD for temporary and output files, 1T SSD for video and picture input files Video card MSI GeForce GTX 1650 128 Bit Graphics 4Gig GDDR6 Ram + a DVD drive
I guess you are right with an underpowered computer when you are using an Intel i9 and mine is just Intel i5 but the videos are filmed on an I Phone 12 and max 10 minutes. But I am wondering the videos are working without any problem with high quality on the VLC player on the same PC and I even converted the 4k videos into mp4 just half of the power and they are still interrupting in premier elements. Is there a setting I might don`t know where I can work in lower quality and export later in good quality.