Shockwave

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Shockwave

(tool)
A program from Macromedia for viewing files created with Macromedia Director. Shockwave is freely available as a plug-in for the Netscape Navigator web browser.

"Shocked" pages that incorporate documents created in Director can usually only be enjoyed by users with an ISDN or faster connection.

http://macromedia.com/shockwave/.

shockwave

(networking)
The propagation of failure, shutdown, meltdown, net overload, or a virus from one network node to another, resulting in a wave of inactivity across the net.

Shockwave

A 3D animation format from Adobe. Shockwave files, which use a .DCR extension, are created in Adobe Director and played with Shockwave Player. For more details, see Director. See shocked site, Shockmachine and SWF.
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Shockwave Player, originally used by Macromedia to allow simple interactive games online, was key to Adobe's online video growth.
Adobe has released a security update to address critical vulnerabilities in Shockwave Player for Windows and Macintosh, and in addition, Oracle released security fixes to address 193 vulnerabilities as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update.
Adobe on Tuesday released security patches for both Flash Player and Shockwave Player, addressing a total of 19 vulnerabilities affecting the two products.
On Wednesday, Adobe confirmed that it had used Microsoft's flawed development code -- specifically the Active Template Library (ATL), a code library included with Visual Studio -- to create both Flash Player and Shockwave Player. The latter was patched that same day.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft acknowledged that ATL contained multiple vulnerabilities, at least one harking back to early 2008.
Percentage of internet-enabled PCs Adobe Flash Player 99.0 Java 81.0 Microsoft Windows Media Player 70.0 Apple QuickTime Player 62.0 Adobe Shockwave Player 55.0 RealOne Player 39.0 SVG 6.0 Note: Table made from bar graph.
According to the companies, the Google Toolbar is available immediately to consumers downloading the Macromedia Shockwave Player from Adobe Systems, via the Internet Explorer browser.
The results can be exported or published as either a 3-D movie or as an interactive application that plays with 3-D viewers like Macromedia's Shockwave Player or the developer's Virtools Web Player.
Para retomar el tema de los convenios, Macromedia e Intel dieron a conocer un acuerdo para distribuir su reproductor Shockwave Player, compatible con 3D, desarrollado conjuntamente con Intel en las tarjetas madre para computadoras de escritorio con procesadores Pentium.
Macromedia has also introduced a free, 3D-enhanced version of Shockwave Player. The multimedia player will be available in May but a public beta can be found at http://www.macromedia.com/software/shockwaveplayer/public_beta/.
Each course is self-paced and includes 8-12 hours of instructional content created with Macromedia Director 8 Shockwave Studio and delivered with the Macromedia Shockwave Player. The Macroniedia Basic library provides the foundation necessary for developers getting familiar with Macromedia Web authoring products.