Adobe (formerly Macromedia’s) plug-in for browsers. It is a competitor to Java. There are three similar Macromedia products, Shockwave, Flash and Director. Flash is much smaller and simpler, but has greater penetration. Shockwave’s download is about 3 MB, compared with 1.2 MB for Flash, and 14 MB for the Java run time.
There are free players for Flash and Shockwave. To create content you must buy expensive tools. Test your Shockwave installation. You may have to give permission for Shockwave to run.
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