Since transcoding is required to display subtitles, is there any way to extend the picture size to 16:9 aspect ratio during that process so that subs will appear in the black space below the video for wide aspect movies?
There is a setting for this in the VobSub properties. And I can do this on my 16:10, 1920x1200 monitor using the "Resize to screen resolution" option in ffdshow.
Can this be done using the MEncoder engine custom options? I assume that this can be done with Avisynth, but I'd rather not mess with that since it would affect playback settings on my computer, right? But if there is no other way, I'd still appreciate if someone could walk me through how to do it with Avisynth. The PS3 is outputting to a 1080p display, if that information is needed.