If you have ffmpeg installed, ffplay may be of use: http://ffmpeg.org/ffplay.html
I like how ffplay plays audio files Try it out! Hint: Click on the playback window and see (or hear) what happens.
first of all I'm on Sabayon Linux (a Gentoo derivative with its own package management system)
After the latest upgrade yesterday, WinFF stopped working that is extracting the audio track from video files which it nicely before.