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Adobe Shockwave Player

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 29 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.2.5.195
  • Total Downloads:
    665,153
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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Adobe's Shockwave Player is a free program that displays multimedia content created with Adobe Director. Shockwave Player is installed on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. With it, you can display advanced Web content such as video and games, presentations, advertising, and interactive materials. This free plug-in is compatible with most major Web browsers.

We downloaded and installed Shockwave Player. The installation wizard included an optional download of an unrelated program, but we declined it, and Shockwave Player installed normally. This simple plug-in is self-contained and requires no settings or options, though you can see if it's been installed and which version from your browser's plug-in manager. But how do you know it's even working? Adobe has the answer with its Test Adobe Shockwave Player tool. When you can see the animation displayed in the Web-based tool's box, your installation is complete.

When our installation was finished, we were able to click Create, to try Adobe Director; See, to access the Director and Shockwave Player Content Showcase; or About, to learn more about Shockwave Player. We clicked About to visit the plug-in's product page, which offers FAQs, licensing information, support and training, and other information, including samples of Director-created content to try in our Shockwave Player installation.

We browsed back and opened the content showcase, which offered many links to game developers and multimedia content providers that use Director and Shockwave Player. Some of the sample content we viewed tried to install toolbars and other unneeded software, so be aware.

There's no comparison between using Shockwave Player to display Director-created content and not using it, because you can't; like Flash, you need the plug-in to see the content. By the way, Shockwave Player displays content created with Adobe Director, while Flash Player displays content created with Adobe Flash Professional. While the content is similar, Director-created content is typically more performance-intensive and focused on gaming, 3D, and online entertainment, while Flash is more suitable for Web applications, online advertising, and animations.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I wanted to install this program but couldn't."

January 11, 2015  |  By alc-mtr

2015-01-11 13:03:07  |  By alc-mtr

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1.0.150

Pros

It's Adobe.

Cons

Not really free.

Summary

I found a need to install Shockwave. I made several attempts after declining the unrelated software offering; however, I couldn't get to the install because Adobe wanted me to purchase Photoshop and Lightroom together for $9.99 per month for 12 months. As far as I'm concerned, since I would not use either of those programs, Adobe Shockwave no longer is a free application. That makes me sad because Adobe has always been a resource beginning with Adobe Reader.

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1 stars

"Like Everything Else Adobe - TRASH!"

July 11, 2014  |  By ZemenWambuis

2014-07-11 12:18:12  |  By ZemenWambuis

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1.0.150

Pros

None. None. None.

Cons

Everything Adobe is sand in the vaseline, a fly in the ointment, an immediate dose of 1mg klonopin, an averted rage attack. Enough? Enough! BASTA!

Summary

Adobe and Mac DO NOT work together. End of.

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1 stars

"Does NOT work with Chrome browsers"

April 27, 2014  |  By nmweatherman

2014-04-27 05:51:07  |  By nmweatherman

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1.0.150

Pros

None at all.....

Cons

Will make your Chrome browser unresponsive and/or cause it to crash

Summary

Like others here I have tried this software many times and IT DOES NOT WORK with a Chrome browser. It will cause web pages to hang, and it will become unresponsive, and it will crash your Chrome browser. Don't waste your time.

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1 stars

"Worthless Keeps Crashing"

June 29, 2013  |  By Pixiduzt

2013-06-29 03:35:46  |  By Pixiduzt

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.2.122

Pros

I don't see any...

Cons

Keeps Crashing, Lagging and refuses to play videos.

Summary

If there is another option out there instead of Flashplayer, no matter how many times I've tried to "fix" it, it just does NOT work, WAY to many bugs in their system... some a** programmer has been either Lazy or Drunk making the code to this one. it just does not work with ANYTHING. not a single Browser can handle it without crashing atleast 14 times in one youtube-clip of up to 4:00 minutes.

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1 stars

"SIMPLY AWFUL- the New version!!!"

May 28, 2013  |  By Mich240

2013-05-28 00:11:05  |  By Mich240

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.2.122

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!! There are no redeeming points to this version - period!

Cons

Very ANNOYING that some script keeps crashing my computer. Newest version is FAR WORSE than the previous.

Summary

New shockwave player keeps running a script that is bogging down my computer or crashing it every 5-10 minutes. I downloaded the newest version and it's worse than the version before.

Updated on May 28, 2013

Forgot to include the problem shockwave version:
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.2.122

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2 stars

"I can't download it!!!"

December 20, 2012  |  By stcktnlinda55

2012-12-20 00:08:13  |  By stcktnlinda55

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638

Pros

I've had this on my other internet provider, then I didn't have an internet for 5 months. But it worked good on my last one because I like to do a lot of jigsaw puzzles, now I can't because I can't download it, why?

Cons

I can't download it!!

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4 stars

"HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET"

November 05, 2012  |  By meggymeggy

2012-11-05 13:20:18  |  By meggymeggy

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638

Pros

I CAN'T REALLY YELL UNTIL I TRY IT,CAN I?

Cons

I DON'T KNOW ,YET

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1 stars

"Shockwave causes fuzzy and blurry characters"

October 05, 2012  |  By Staak

2012-10-05 06:59:10  |  By Staak

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636

Pros

No pro's for me, as I can't read text on my monitor anymore

Cons

Advertisements with movements, which are powered by adobe shockwave, causes flurry and unreadable text om my LCD Dell screen.

When Shockwave is disabled in the browser, the problem disappears.

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3 stars

"terrible -but stuck with it?"

September 12, 2012  |  By riksma328

2012-09-12 05:12:48  |  By riksma328

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636

Pros

seems to be the only one out there

Cons

crashes & crashes & crashes & crashes ....................

Summary

really takes the fun out of the only fb game i play, thinking of not playing at all anymore, can 't seem to find another that will work

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3 stars

"it keeps crashing on me"

August 17, 2012  |  By iDiane

2012-08-17 11:16:18  |  By iDiane

 |  Version: Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635

Pros

nice to play games with ,but it keeps crashing!

Cons

does not work right with some games

Summary

if you can please tell me why it keeps crashing on me and what i can do to fix that problem.
Thank you

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.2.5.195
Version 12.2.5.195 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 17, 2016
Date Added October 17, 2016
Version 12.2.5.195
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 - 8.0, Firefox 2.0 - 3.0
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 665,153
Downloads Last Week 710
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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