When you say it sounds bad, do you mean that it skips and pauses or the sound is distorted. If you are getting clipping, then likely you are trying to pre-amp AND run at 100% volume. Try reducing the volume to fix clipping. If it is slow, skips, etc, Try this
open a console and enter
su - root
nice --20 xmms
Edit: NOTE that is two (2) dashes. nice 'dash' 'dash' 20 xmms :edit
Then switch to oss sound driver and see what it sounds like. Knowing nothing about your system, you may simply have too many services running, taking away from xmms playback. Report back the results and the type of 'bad sound' and we can take it from there.
Last edited by RolledOat; 10-22-2003 at 06:02 PM.