All good thoughts.
I'm torn, perhaps I can coax something under X to play ball.
I remember now I threw https://github.com/soundcloud/soundc...ayer/downloads
at skipstone and the native HTML5 thingy IIRC...
Didn't fly back then. perhaps now is the time as you say to just at LEAST POC something together. even if it is just a single file stream with solid playback. Right now that would be progress.
Will ruminate then