1. No, you don't type the actual URL in anywhere.
When you click on the link at http://wolffm.com
to stream for example 56k stereo mp3, it will ask you to save a file named something like shoutcast-playlist.pls.
Just save that file in your home directory or somewhere.
This .pls file is a list of URLs that xmms can read.
Now just open XMMS, and click on the button to add a file, just like you'd do to add a mp3 to yout playlist, and select the shoutcast-playlist.pls file.
Now in your playlist there will be 5 or 6 'songs' (each one is a different server),
just select one, and click on the play button.
It will start buffering, and then play.
You can do this with ANY station at http://shoutcast.com
. Just click on the 'Tune In' button, save the file, and open it in XMMS.
2. I don't know how to play a CD in xmms. I don't own any music CD's.
3. Yea, realplayer is nice, although it does have some limitations with video streaming, for example it can't go full screen. You can also install it as a 'plugin' for your browser(s). Just copy the file called rpnp.so from the realplayer directory to the ./plugins directory of your browser. Works quite nice, and http://www.gamespot.com/live