i am trying to watch a series of videos on youtube that were apparently recorded with really bad audio. (ironically, on the topic of information theory...) severe static spikes throughout the video. if I download the videos any ideas on how I could reprocess them to cut out the static? seems it should be possible ... if I can do this on the command line, eg. using mencoder, that would be a big plus, as I'm not going to have time to do this manually. here is an example of what I am talking about. WARNING: very loud painful static kicks in about 3 seconds after the starting point of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imZRqcXehCI&t=96 if you can point me to another forum that might be able to answer this question that would be great also.