I just want to say that VidCoder is basically exactly what I've been looking for. It does have one problem, and I'm not sure whether it's a bug with VidCoder or it goes back to HandBrake.
Certain effects of .ass subtitles don't hardsub properly. To be more specific, the karaoke effect messes up.
How it looks
-1- Three-fourths of the first letter is dark,
-2- Then the last fourth of that letter and about half-way through to the end of the line the borders are washed-out and the inside is bright.
-3- Lastly, the other half of the line has washed-out borders and is grey inside.
How it should look
-All the letters start out how I described -3-
-When a letter is being pronounced, it becomes like -2-, then fades in to -1- starting from the left as it's being pronounced.
-This just keeps on going until the whole line has been said.
Thanks for looking at this post.