Elements 10 not creating WMV correctly

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After I put a lot of time building a slide show and adding music I preview the show and it performs perfectly. Then I get a problem when attempting to output the file as a WMV in high resolution so I can create a DVD. . When viewing the WMV near the end of the 14 minute movie a lot of the slides are blank. The music still plays but the slides do not show. They work fine in full screen preview. Each time I output in WMV this problem shows up although which slides are blank vary. Sometimes it's one and sometimes several.

I have an Acer Aspire 3950 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have an Intel dual core i3 CPU 3.07GHz and 4GB or RAM. I have a 1 terrabyte hard drive with over 90% free space. I have reloaded the application with the same results. I have tried it on two other computers with the same results. All images used are JPGs. No other applications are running in the background.

Help me please Ob one Kenobe, you're the only one who can.

OK I added 4Gb or RAM and now I have 8Gb. I reloaded the application once again. I generated the WMV file and one slide was blank. I went into the slide show and deleted that slide just in case the application did not like that slide. The problem moved to a slide in the first third of the slide show. I output the WMV at the highest resolution and 5 slides were missing. I have been creating slide shows for family for 8 years and about 6 month ago I upgraded from Elements 4 to Elements 10. I never had this problem with Elements 4.
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I was getting no joy so I continued to experiment. I recently upgraded my camera which now produces higher resolution images. The size of the images seem to be the problem. From an old discussion on another forum about a similar problem on Elements 9 I got the idea to set the resolution on all images to no more than 1200 pixels wide. I used Photoshop multiple file support to accomplish this and guess what. The WMV generated without problem. Adobe needs to catch up with the technology and support larger images.