First let me say this: I like to use teamspeak to talk to my friends when I play games. I also like to listen to my music when I play games.
The thing is, when I do this in windows, I can have both my music AND teamspeak running at the same time so that I can listen to my music and then if my buddy says something it will just transmit his voice on top of the music in the background. The real kicker is, this doesn't work in Linux for some reason. Is there something here that I am missing? Is there a reason why linux will only play one audio stream at the same time? (I also can't play a movie and music at the same time)
I admit that the latter is a strange example that nobody would really want to do, but it is an example of something that is possible in windows that I can't do in linux for some reason, and also it proves that this is not something specific to TeamSpeak plus whatever audio player I use. If someone could tell me if there is a way around this, I'd really appreciate it.
P.S. (Sorry this wasn't in the original post) It seems that I can't even watch a youtube video while Teamspeak is running. This may not be particularly helpful in diagnosing the problem here, but it is another example of the behavior i am describing.