Shockwave is the player that allows browsers to view Director content. Shockwave is the Web standard for multimedia and ships with Windows 95/98, Macintosh OS 8, Netscape Navigator, AOL, and Internet Explorer CDs.
Shockwave is the Web standard for powerful multimedia playback. It lets you view interactive Web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your Web browser. You've probably seen Shockwave in action on Disney.com, IBM, Palm Computing, and thousands of other Web sites. When you see the Shockwave logo, you know the site was built with Macromedia Shockwave.
Shockwave Player delivers interactive, compelling content and breaks through the monotony of static Web sites. You'll keep viewers on your site longer and bring them back more often with Shockwave content. Shockwave content is built with Macromedia Director, the Web's premiere authoring tool for rich multimedia games, entertainment, advertisements, and product demonstrations.