Xine becomes unresponsive upon playback in Ubuntu Breezy Badger

Problem
Xine was working for me under Hoary Hedgehog, but after upgrading to Breezy the GUI would freeze during playback, though the music would continue.
Solution
Set xine to use ALSA instead of OSS:
  • In Settings->Setup, set experience level (level_experience) to Master of the known universe (and apply)
  • Go to the audio tab and set the audio driver to ALSA (and apply)
  • Restart xine.
Explanation
There are a number of problems with sound in Ubuntu, and I'm not sure what exactly was causing this one.
Resources
Original solution: SoundProblemsHoary in the Ubuntu wiki

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