XMMS is a multimedia player for Linux,its interface is more like Winamp in Windows.Despite being the most popular music player for many Linux users,it has been removed from the respositories since the Gutsy Gibbon release.

Install XMMS in ubuntu

First,edit source.list file:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add this two lines,then save and close the file.

For ubuntu 9.04:

deb http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/jaunty ./
deb-src http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/jaunty ./

For ubuntu 8.04:

deb http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./
deb-src http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./

Update and install xmms

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xmms

If your architecture is missing ,run following to rebuild

sudo aptitude install fakeroot
sudo apt-get build-dep xmms
sudo apt-get -b source xmms

Using XMMS
Type xmms in terminal,or press Alt+F2 and type xmms.
You can add a launcher for xmms,by right-click on your desktop,select Create Launcher,or right-click on Applications and select Edit Menus,here for more.