The next generation of XMMS project which is called XMMS2 is being started a long ago and few days ago, they have just released another release, called XMMS2.0DrHouse. You may want to look for the full changelog to see what are the developer doing with this application.
Here are some of the XMMS2 features:
* Allows XMMS2 to have various multiple interfaces (as clients).
- Command line interfaces
- GTK clients (matching GNOME & Xfce4 look and feel)
- KDE clients (matching KDE look and feel)
* Network transparency means you can run and control XMMS2 remotely, (e.g. run XMMS2 on your 'media box' and control it over network using a bluetooth-enabled PDA (TCP) - see Mobile platforms)
Wide format support
Play mp3, vorbis, m4a, wma, mac, sid, mod, wav, flac, mpc, speex files.
Play from local files, over http, samba, daap and mms.
Flexible transform chain concept
Allows for more flexible access to media. (e.g. play mp3 files from a Samba share without having to mount it on the local filesystem)
Database-driven media library stores metadata about songs as they're played, so songs can be quickly recalled and new playlists easily made. The media library can be easily queried and managed using Collections.
Gapless playback, coverart extraction.