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Subject: Re: FLASH: Shockwave VS Flash??
From: Michael Penne
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 22:43:14 GMT

Not the same. Shockwave is an older technology (for Macromedia) for
displaying content from either Director or Authorware in a web browser.
Both the above were originally designed for creating disk based content
(hard, floppy. then CD). 'Shocked' files from the above apps. were
compressed for the web. Later in the story, Macromedia bought
FutureSplash, a vector based animation program with its own web plug-in
player. To stamp its version of this player with its own brand, MACR
renamed it 'ShockWaveFlash'.

Recently, MACR has began bundling the flash player with the shockwave
player, turning what was once an easy ~400k plug for flash into a
multi-megabyte download.

It would be simpler, on the one hand, to simply merge the two. On the
other hand, your client's plug-in download is now much more of a chore
for folks on a dial-up connection, maybe not so great for those who
don't own Director and who just wanna make flash content...

The small flash only player is still available, however (last I

--- Alejandro Sanchez <alesanatiname [dot] com> wrote:
> What is the difference bettween Shockwave and Flash?????
> It is the same or not??
> ---
> Alejandro M. Sanchez
> Web Developer/Designer
> Cordoba, Argentina
> +54 351 155054328
> +54 351 4695509
> ICQ #7128147

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