I have tried playing DvDs in vlc and xine. The video plays fine but i cannot get the sound to work. Alsa is installed and appreas to be working correctly. I can get sound from web pages. From the looking i have been doing it seems that some of these no sound problems are solved by selecting the correct driver in the audio options menus. In Xine I changed experience level to master of the universe and under the "audio driver to use" option the only selections are -> auto, null, file, none. Under the Vlc Audio>Output modules i see default, file audio output, dummy audio output function. When i try to play a DvD vlc says that it loads the a52 decoder. the mixer is unmuted. i am out of ideas any healp would be appreciated. I am using a Gentoo distribution. Thanks in advance.