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Shockwave enables interactive multimedia to be delivered
over the Internet. This technology is driven by an in-depth programming
language, making it possible to develop unusually sophisticated applications.
Shockwave takes advantage of streaming and Flash technology to minimize
download time. Shockwave
is immediately viewable by the majority of web users: Over 165 million
have the Shockwave Player installed. Get the Latest .
In the recent past, a user was required to wait for media to completely
download before use; New streaming technology allows the user to begin
viewing graphic animation or video or listening to audio as the data
continues to stream (download) in the background. This drastically
shortens wait time and vastly improves a user's enjoyment of the application.
The Shockwave plug-in supports this technology as well as QuickTime
and RealNetworks (video/audio).