Unfortunately that link didn't help any. I have only an asound.state file and it has 243 'controls' to it and all in xml so that it was nigh near looking like it was written in chinese as far as I was concerned, heh.
Also, just for kicks, I reinstalled my old ffmpeg that I removed after building yours and installing it and it didn't make any difference, so at least now we know it had nothing to do with that.
Thanks though for the suggestion. I'm going to piddle around in system settings again and play with a couple different things there in multimedia and hope something happens.