For subtitles when asking for them to be rendered into the picture, do they have to be rendered onto the actual picture or is there anyway for it to take advantage of the ‘blank space’ below the film in widescreen films? I believe the answer to this is no, unless I use extract the subtitles to the ‘IDX’ and ‘SUB’ files. My main player for these films will be my 360 and unfortunately that can’t handle the truth (or these files).
surely it’s better to place an original DVD ( or a copy of it) into the Xbox drive, then you’ll have access all of the subtitles & other bells & whistles. the Xbox360 IS a dvd player! so why spend hours rendering & streaming scaled down copies!
just make dvd copies via customise or main movie options in DVDFAb with whatever audio & subtitles you wish to keep/. To keep costs down you can use the DVD5 copy option and verbatim or similar blank single layer DVD+R media - that is cheap & will play fine in the XBOX.