A freeware multimedia plug-in that was first developed by Macromedia in the year 1995 and later acquired by the Adobe systems in the year 2005. The Adobe Shockwave player supports multimedia files in the DCR format and renders the multimedia files on the web browsers.
Some of the interesting features supported by the plug-in are :
Allows the users to view the multimedia content and online video games on the web browsers.
Supports raster graphics, 3D graphics, audio files, basic vector graphics, and embedded scripting language known as Lingo.
Supported on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista, and Windows 8..
Supports interactive product demonstrations and online learning applications.
Displays web content that is developed using the Adobe Director.
Supports immersive stereoscopic mode for the game players and allows the game players to enable this feature during runtime.
Allows the users to visually enhance the movies by adding several sensational effects to the movies.
Allows the users to visually enhance the movies by adding the textures and shaders to the movies.
Supports a huge customer base (450 million) for viewing the content on an internet connected desktop.
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