Adobe Shockwave Player

Adobe Shockwave Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0.2.122
  • Total Downloads:
    566,671
  • Date Added:
    May 14, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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

"Worthless Keeps Crashing"

June 29, 2013  |  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

 |  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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date May 14, 2013
Date Added May 14, 2013
Version 12.0.2.122
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 - 8.0, Firefox 2.0 - 3.0
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 566,671
Downloads Last Week 1,263
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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