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Chapter 14. Publishing to Shockwave > Introducing Shockwave

Introducing Shockwave

Shockwave is the term for the files that Director creates for browser-based playback. Director was first able to create Shockwave content way back in 1996, when the AfterBurner Xtra was released. Director was at version 5 and after installing the Xtra you could “shock” your movies, enabling them to be played back by the browser plug-in. Essentially, shocking your movies entailed compressing the media and removing any Lingo that might be a security threat.


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