Run "alsaconf" as root to fix all your woes almost all the time. May have to install "alsa-utils" and "alsa-tools" packages.
Many distros don't include MP3 support by default b/c the MP3 format is a non-GPL file format subject to royalties. You can enable support by installing MAD / LAME packages for your distro... although Gentoo includes this support by default via USE flag "mp3"
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