I remember being told back in the days that black bars should always be cropped when encoding videos, and while it makes sense to remove anything useless to improve compression I wonder if it truly is the wisest thing to do, specifically when it comes to subtitles. Take a look at those screenshots
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After encoding, with cropping
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Obviously, the black bars allow for better placement and legibility of the subtitles, so... is cropping bad in that case?
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You might also want to look at those two files if you run them in fullscreen on a display that isn't 4:3,...
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This result in the exact same placement.
Maybe other players wouldn't mind placing subtitles outside of the video frame, but MPC-HC does not. I don't believe the former is even possible.
"MPC Options -> Subtitles -> Default Style -> Screen Alignment & margins -> Position subtitles relative to the video frame"
and on full screen the subtitles will be shown at the bottom of the screen not at the bottom of the original frame.
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Kodi has a similar option, as I'm using it about as much as MPC.
EDIT: Oh I know why, this doesn't work for vobsubs.
I suppose you meant 16:9 and not 4:3 in your previous post then. Because the source material is 16:9, so it doesn't introduce black bars on a 16:9 screen.
EDIT: Oh I know why, this doesn't work for vobsubs.users currently on my ignore list: deadrats, Stears555
You can edit VobSubs (IDX/SUB) to have the subs play lower on the screen. You can easily make them as low as in the upper picture.