audio/video packages for ubuntu

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Dec 7 09:26:28 UTC 2012

On 7 December 2012 05:22, JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
> Wouldlike to install several audio/video libraries,
> that provide flac, vorbis, wma, wmv, mpX....etc
> except I do not know the exact package names.
> How does one query the ubuntu repos using wildcards
> as is done with yum on redhat distros:
> yum list available "*flac*"
> andit lists every available package containing the word flaci
> in the "enabled" repos in /etc/yum.repos.d/

You can search using synaptic package manager.
sudo apt-get install synaptic
if it is not already installed.

There are also ways of doing this from the command line but I will
leave that to others.

I note that you have been posting a very large number of questions on
often rather easy to solve issues.  I wonder how much time you spend
googling each one before posting here.  If you ask too many questions
that you could easily find the answer for yourself then people may
stop answering the questions.

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