Shockwave is Macromedia's format for delivering animation and sound on the web. I'm only covering the audio part.
Browser requires Macromedia's Shockwave plug-in. Fortunately, this is often already found in Navigator and Internet Explorer installations..
- The installer properly sets up your browser to work with the plug-in. If you need help, go to this page
- To visit sites with Shockwave content, visit: Shockzone
- (www.moeskitchen.com was Shockwave Site of the Week, September 8-14, 1997)
Playback can't fast-forward or rewind (except to the very start).
Requires Macromedia's SoundEdit 16, Director, Flash, or Authorware software to encode Shockwave audio (.swa) files. If you have an older version, you may have to download an XTRA:
- if you have SoundEdit 16
- if you have Director, Flash, or Authorware
Somewhat more involved process to set up in web page than for other formats.
- You must embed a Shockwave animation in your web page.
- You can make your own with Director , Flash or Authorware.
- Or you can use a canned .swa-player animation from:
- This includes some documentation on how to use these animations in your own pages.
- Better documentation can be found in the "Using the Example Movies" web pages.
- These are what you'll find in use at Moe's Kitchen
Server does not require special software.
Theoretically, a user could download the .swa file (if they can find it's URL), hack it to get at its MPEG-3 data, and use it in unauthorized ways.
This doesn't mean much to me since I'm putting up files that are highly compressed and wouldn't be useful for sampling or whatever.