You can do sound on linux, although I am unsure exactly why it varies from distro to distro. My guess would be it is due to the various distro's using different things for sound, just like different drivers for your vid card will allow you to see custom window shapes.
For instance, I've had better luck with sound on linux distros using pulse audio and mPlayer, as opposed to ones using alsa audio and mPlayer. I haven't found definitive information why that might be, and it looks like it may be broken again in 8 for completely different reasons.
Like I said up there, I really agree with this sentiment -
As long as your code is relying on something that may not be there, your dev's are going to have to keep jumping through hoops no matter what OS they are using, not just linux. The only way to reliably resolve this is to have sound generated internally, as far as I know.richmond62 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:13 pmI thought the whole point about shedding the dependency on Quicktime was NOT to
introduce platform-dependent dependencies on other external media players, but
to introduce an internal media player.
The problem has always been that one can have no way of knowing what if any
media players an end-user has installed in her/his machine.
This isn't easy, btw, certainly not as easy as having all the workarounds doing it (there were a few in that thread as well), but I think it is worth while. It does shift the requirement from us to the company of course, but the end result is they have a much sounder product to deliver.