I downloaded an AHQ release and i successfully was able to make the dvds work in a portable dvd player with subs working and all. What I am trying to do is make them work on my television correctly. I used avimux to extract subs from the avi file, then used vdubmod to make the softsub that i extracted appear as a hard sub on the video file. Then i converted the avi file to MPEG for dvd after decompressing the avi file with vdubmod. Now my problem is, the subs themselves are cut below the screen. I can see them but they are appearing under the screen of my tv and not above it. I want to fix this without reconverting it into an avi and extracting the sub again. Then using AVI2DVD and edit the subtitle options. Any help?
... that shouldn't have been possible. AVIs can't handle soft subs.
Anyway, standard TVs have a cutoff point around the edges of the screen you have to be aware of. Kiiiiinda sucks.
Anyway, I think your boned... as you shouldn't have had softsubs in the AVI file, and you probably have the subs hard-encoded in the first place...
I could be wrong though, so assuming I am, I believe the problem is in the step where you put the soft subs into the video as hard subs. SRT doesn't support positioning, so one way would be to use a tool to convert it to ASS or something else that does. Another way is to force VdubMod to manipulate it, or changing the video resolution so as to add black boarders around the video... that way your boarders get cut off. To do this:
video->filters->resize and expand
The last thing I could think of would be to figure out a way to manipulate an AVIsynth script *before* the job runs. Miiiiight be a bitch, but they arn't horrible scripts (I haven't written one in a few years so...).
Might work... meh. If not, tool around Videohelp.com for a while.
thanks to Silverwmoon!