> …with PulseAudio (which, I'll note, still doesn't work properly with Wine on 64-bit systems, at least not on Debian, and still provides no benefits I actually care about).
It Works For Me™ on Fedora. Rawhide no less (in December; not sure about this month yet). As for features, I keep an instance of MPlayer streaming some internet radio at work. It's nice to be able to mute it and still play some video with sound and then go back and unmute the stream seamlessly.