browser plug-in

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browser plug-in

Software that adds functionality to a Web browser. Typically from a third party rather than the browser developer and also called "add-ons" or "extensions," they are used to add toolbars and support a variety of graphics, animation, audio and video formats. For example, the Flash plug-in lets users watch countless videos on the Web in the Flash video format. The terms "browser plug-in" and "helper application" are sometimes used synonymously; however, the plug-in is designed for and entirely integrated into the browser and cannot run by itself. A helper application is a separate program launched by the browser when needed. See helper application, plug-in, extension and plug-in free.
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The best place to find plug-ins written for Netscape is at the Netscape plug-in page (http://home.
A number of Players are also available FREE which include a stand alone desktop Player, Netscape Plug-in, ActiveX Plug-in, or JAVA Player.
For plug-ins, Netscape guides users to the Netscape Plug-In page, where they can see what the possible plug-ins are to handle a given file.
Rapid Follow-up Release Includes New Netscape Plug-in and
To expand the capabilities of the IV-SDK Base Module (viewing component), Spatial offers a variety of optional add-on IV-SDK Modules, including the Markup, Measurement, Document, Conversion, JavaBean Integration, ActiveX Control, CATIA Direct CAD, Pro/E Direct CAD, Netscape Plug-in, Matrix, and Metaphase Modules (not all modules are currently available for UNIX platforms).
The Internet Explorer plug-in is now available, and the Netscape plug-in will be released later this month.
0 runs as a native Netscape plug-in and Microsoft Internet Explorer ActiveX control, and supports the Microsoft DirectX platform, including Direct3D hardware acceleration, DirectInput and DirectSound.
Stingray's Objective Plug-in is the first to automate the process of building Plug-ins, which are based on the Netscape Plug-in API," said Tim Hickman, Plug-in Evangelist at Netscape.
The new version has been enhanced with a more advanced TV-centric display formatting capability, support for Netscape plug-ins and an Internet relay chat facility.
Netscape plug-ins -- free Netscape plug-ins let customers view a wide variety of media types, including audio, video, graphics and documents such as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.