The feature on a DVD I have contains hard-coded subtitles. It is a letter-boxed video and the subtitles appear within the black letter-boxed areas. The subtitles are not optional, of course, being burned into the video. Is there any way that I can cover the black areas, with some black of my own? The film is in English, but the subtitles are foreign and not needed. It's a documentary project that was passed to me. The source is an XviD, as the friend is located abroad and wanted to make sure of being able to send it to me, and I made the DVD from it. Now that I see how obvious the subtitles are, I'd like them hidden. Can this be done, with the DVD files? Is there a better way, pre or during conversion - from XviD to the DVD? Thanks.