3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2011 1:49 PM by Xircal

    What are the distinctions between Adobe Flash Player & Shockwave Player & Shockwave Flash?

    Tom Panfil

      I find references to what seem to be three distinct things:

      • Adobe Flash Player
      • Shockwave Player
      • Shockwave Flash


      Treatment of these things is interwoven and confusing:. 

      • As an example, the Adobe Shockwave Player page at URL:  http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/  provides a link to a page to test whether Shockwave Player is installed.   That test, however, is the test to see whether Adobe Flash Player ins installed. 
      • On my Mac running OS X 10.6.4 Firefox 8.0.1 has a Plug-In named Shockwave Flash 


      Are these things indeed distinct?  Is it likely that both (or all three) are needed on the same computer?  The Adobe web site should clearly define the relationships at a high level of visibility.