I installed xcompmgr and got down to using it, but soon found xmms doesnt open with the compositor turned on.
So, I started using bmp (Beep media player). The only problem is that when I use gaim, the sounds from GAIM and BMP dont overlap.. bmp pauses, waits for gaim to play the sound then resumes playback. This is really annoying, esp if i am chatting with someone while listening to songs..
I use the alsa output plugin in bmp. when I used to use xmms, i didnt face such a problem. In gaim , to play back sounds, i use (mplayer %s), however, when i run a separate instance of mplayer and bmp togetehr, their sounds do overlap. I also tried the other options to playback sound in gaim, but they too had the same issue.
Any help would be appreciated,
Thnx, and cheers!