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How to use `mencoder` to convert MP4 videos for a Pioneer AVH-280BT head unit
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How to use mencoder to convert MP4 videos for a Pioneer AVH-280BT head unit

These directions are geared toward OS X but I'm assuming this will work on Linux systems and possibly Windows machines with mplayer/mencoder installed. These directions assume basic familiarity with the terminal/command line. If you are not comfortable with that or would rather use a GUI, there are other options like this helpful page which shows how to use the DivX video converter to do this same thing.

I also assume these instructions will work on other Pioneer head units I don't happen to own, and possibly on other brands as well.

Install ffmpeg and mplayer using Homebrew

  1. If you don't have Homebrew, the OS X command-line package manager, you will need to install it using instructions found on their website. Homebrew allows you to specify that you want to build an installation from source, which you will need