Okay, so I'm running Gutsy Gibbon and I read that pulseaudio lets you mute individual applications. Really cool. I followed a tutorial to install it on Gutsy, and the result was that only one application could have sound at a time. Really annoying.
I uninstalled all pulseaudio files and programs, reinstalled esound, followed a tutorial for setting that up... and I still have the same problem.
Also, this cool problem has started. I can play a video with VLC or Totem, but once it finishes, the program will automatically shut down. The same thing happens if I try to switch videos mid-play.