The Options Sub-menu
Audio I/O plugins
If you are unable to play your CD, check on preferences and make sure the plugins for CD Audio Player is enabled.
The output plugins might be aRTS for KDE or OSS Driver for Gnome.
Note. I myself use KDE with OSS Driver, Works fine.
The Effect/General Plugins: This tab holds a set of effect plugins for voice removal, and echoing. With the appropriate configuration this panel allows you to control XMMS with your stereo, TV or VCR's remote control.
Visualization Plugins: You can select the plugins that satisfy you, while you are playing your music.
The Options tab: Here you can fully customize XMMS by adding or removing features.
While the player is active, by pressing Alt+S keys, you can select an amazing beautiful skin for the player. Scroll through all of them until you find the one you like.
Checkout figure 5.18, it is the skin browser. You can select one manually or you can select them at random, it is your choice. You can also import your favorite from winAmp to: .xmms/Skins directory.
For additional skins you can visit: