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I have completed a project in Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and I am now ready to burn same to a DVD.  When I go into the SHARE MENU, and attempt to burn my project, I receive a pop-up message, "Activating Component".   It, reads,  "You must activate this component to use this feature."  My serial from Adobe Premiere Elements 7 is showing, and a website is given.  www.adobe.com/go/encoderactivation.  When I go to this website, I receive a message that "This page is not available".

I have spent many, many, many, many hours preparing this project, and it is DUE now.  How can I burn my project.  Please help!!!!!

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Try downloading the free trial of Premiere Elements 15. That may install the necessary component (and it usually works)!

Though Bill brings up an important issue. Version 7 is from nearly a decade ago, a time when most modern video formats didn't even exist. Version 7 is designed to edit pretty much tape-based miniDV and HDV video.

What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what is the video's resolution and format? You will most likely have a lot of problems editing video from AVCHD camcorders -- and video from other sources (phones, for instance) will be all but impossible to edit in version 7.

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Adobe Premiere Elements 7

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I have completed a project in Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and I am now ready to burn same to a DVD.  When I go into the SHARE MENU, and attempt to burn my project, I receive a pop-up message, "Activating Component".   It, reads,  "You must activate this component to use this feature."  My serial from Adobe Premiere Elements 7 is showing, and a website is given.  www.adobe.com/go/encoderactivation.  When I go to this website, I receive a message that "This page is not available".

I have spent many, many, many, many hours preparing this project, and it is DUE now.  How can I burn my project.  Please help!!!!!

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Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

Try downloading the free trial of Premiere Elements 15. That may install the necessary component (and it usually works)!

Though Bill brings up an important issue. Version 7 is from nearly a decade ago, a time when most modern video formats didn't even exist. Version 7 is designed to edit pretty much tape-based miniDV and HDV video.

What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what is the video's resolution and format? You will most likely have a lot of problems editing video from AVCHD camcorders -- and video from other sources (phones, for instance) will be all but impossible to edit in version 7.

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You are using software from 2009.  I don't know where to tell you to look for the component that was available back then.  You may need to find another way to burn the DVD.

Will version 7 allow you to output a MP4 file?  If so, you could turn in your assignment on a thumb drive or even copy the MP4 to a DVD disk.  If it has to be a DVD, google for "make a dvd from an MP4" and you will get a variety of choices. 

Good luck on your project!

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Try downloading the free trial of Premiere Elements 15. That may install the necessary component (and it usually works)!

Though Bill brings up an important issue. Version 7 is from nearly a decade ago, a time when most modern video formats didn't even exist. Version 7 is designed to edit pretty much tape-based miniDV and HDV video.

What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what is the video's resolution and format? You will most likely have a lot of problems editing video from AVCHD camcorders -- and video from other sources (phones, for instance) will be all but impossible to edit in version 7.

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