divehigton: Ah I thought you meant unified as in, same sound in api across different machines. I didn't think in terms of sound out, because I would assume sharedsound to be the logical choice. (The fable of blind men describing an elephant from different samples, springs to mind).
Is that impossible as in can't get data off a FAT memory stick bigger than 2GB on RISC OS?
I notice the odds of my RISC OS system giving problems goes up several hundred fold if I'm demonstrating it.