OS Name : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
OS Version : 6.1.7601
OS Type : 64 bit
CPU Identification : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
CPU Generic Name : Intel64 Family 6 Model 12 Stepping 3
CPU Socket : SOCKET 0
Core Per Package : 4
Logical Per Core : 8
I used Movavi Screen Capture 5.2.1 to pull video from the net resulting in H.264 Codec/30 frame/1280x720 .MP4 video & 48 kHz,16-bit stereo audio. I made a 1:27:00 video titled “Song and Dance” with 24 scene markers & no end of movie marker. Using the Adobe “Faux Widescreen” template, I made 4 menus with 6 scenes each with motion thumbnails. Fade in & out of each scene with 2 sec’s blank space between each scene. I had a few scenes named with a “&” and that seemed to change by itself so I replaced the “&” with “and” with better success. Everything renders with a green bar except a black & white scene which is grey. Looking at the timeline, I go to Tools/Movie Menu/Preview Disc. Choose “Select Scene” and after a yellow screen with a bunch of different language comes up and goes away (seems like that is a problem but I don't know what is causing that) the first menu loads with all six scenes finally animated. When I click the right arrow to advance to the next (2nd) menu… nothing works from that point on or the screen flashes alternately very quickly between the first & second menu.
I have reinstalled Premier Elements 13 and installed the updates. When I go to burn it with “Fit to disk” checked, it encodes Menu 1-4 then Encodes Media, then Compiles the Media, then shows to write to 4% and then won’t write and ejects the disk. Says “Something is preventing a successful DVD burn. Use the ISO image saved at the following location to burn your disc later.” I look in that file location (C:Users/(MY NAME)/My Documents/) but there is no “Song & Dance.iso” file there. The (MY NAME) directory is locked but I can make a new folder in My Documents. Then (most of the time) Premier Elements 13 freezes/crashes.
Thank you for this suggestion. As usual I forgot to mention in my original post that Movavi Screen Capture is set to output 29.970 FIXED fps video. I agree with you that variable frame rates will mess up a persons day. I've used Handbrake and it works very well. I'm in the process of changing all my still frame pix to 1000p wide and only 72ppi. I sure appreciate your suggestion! Keep them coming...