I need help in converting my MKV files to be able to play on my 2013 Car Head Unit (Pioneer AVH-X8500bhs). I was not successful in getting it to play H264 and Mp4 without any problems so i opt to try Divx since someone told me that he was able to make the head unit play 100% without problems when he used DIVX encoded videos.
In this regard, is there an easy way to convert MKV to DIVX ?
This is what is written in the pioneer manual:
Divx decoding format:
- Home Theater Ver 4, 5, 6 (excluding Ultra & HD) (.avi or .divx)
- Max bit rate - 8000 kbps
- Max frame rate - 30fps (in case of resolution 720v480. Max 25fps in case of 720x576)
- Audio codec - MP2, MP3, Linear PCM/MSAD PCM, AC-3
- Decode size - Max 720H x 480W
Can i use Xvid4PSP program to make it 1 step? The other guy told me that he converted the audio to mp3 first via the program handbrake, then he converted it further with the Divx Converter.
I would like to have a 1step process only using 1 program instead of 2. What program should i use? what settings should i choose? I want to use mp3 stereo only since this will only be for the car.
The problem is, when i opened the program Xvid4PSP, there were tons of settings. I don't know what to use.
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Yes, Xvid4PSP can certainly do this for you, although I do not recommend your max. bit rate setting as that is likely to cause playback problems. I'd advise not going above 4000 Kbps.
Here's a good guide that should get you going. I'd recommend using CBR MP3 audio and at least 192 Kbps.
Thanks but the guide you gave me is for version 5. I already installed the version 6.0.4. Should I use version 5 instead?
Use version 5.
Avoid xilisoft at all cost....
Thanks! Good thing you told me about Xilisoft. I was very tempted to purchase it.
Just out of curiosity, why should I avoid using this program? Is it only because it is expensive or not free?
On a side note, can Xvid4PSP also do batch encodes?
Last edited by joms; 2nd Sep 2013 at 11:52.
About Xilisoft, just read comments on download page, they summarize it perfectly if you ask me.
Oh man, I just noticed in the pioneer manual that DIVX resolution is this: 720(H)v480(W) . Why the hell is it 720 Height? Shouldn't the Width be bigger since this is widescreen? I encoded my video in 720 x 408 (I just entered 720 and it automatically inputed 408 maybe to retain the aspect ratio)
Is this a typo error in the manual or can my pioneer head unit only process 480 width? If this is the case then it means that i have to encode in 480 width and 272 height?
Note: This is a 2013 top of the line model of pioneer. Shouldn't it be able to play the latest divx videos or such?
It's probably just a typo. They mean 720 width and 480 height. You can even try up to 720x576 pixels.
if i do 720x576, it states that i can only have a max of 25fps instead of 30fps. Would that be a problem? Can i adjust the height even if it was automatically inputted by the program when i entered 720?
Update: Nevermind 576. I just checked the website and it says that the screen resolution of my unit is only WVGA (800x480). However, in the manual it says: Pixels - 1,152,000 (2400x480) Does this mean it can handle upto 2400 width? Or only 800 as per the website? Or is there something im not seeing?
Last edited by joms; 2nd Sep 2013 at 19:10.
I doubt that. Most dvd/divx players supports max up to around 720x576 pixels.
But I would make some test files with different resolutions and see what works.
By the way, is there any way to make the encoding faster? How do i set it to use hardware encoding? I have an i7 32GB ram Geforce 660ti vcard. Would any of this help? or am i stuck with software encoding only?
Another thing, if i encode it by batch, they get an error. If i do it 1 by 1, its ok. (I do the batch encoding by opening a folder).
One such error is that xvid_encraw.exe has stopped working -
No progress for 10 minutes, aborting encoding!
Out of 8 files, only 2 succeeded and the rest didn't push through anymore.
Update = it gave me a new error when i tried encoding in batch mode:
AviSynth Encoder Error: Abnormal encoder termination (exit code = 1)
Unsupported number of channels: 6
Last edited by joms; 4th Sep 2013 at 17:48.