Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
12.2.5r195

2.1

Adobe Shockwave Player free download for Mac

Adobe Shockwave Player

12.2.5r195
12 October 2016

Web browser plugin for multimedia playback.

Overview

Adobe Shockwave Player is a Web standard for powerful multimedia playback. This player allows you to view both Shockwave and Flash interactions over the Web. The Shockwave player is compatible with the leading Web browsers.

What's new in Adobe Shockwave Player

Version 12.2.5r195:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Xenophile
16 June 2009

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WTF is this brutalization of the english language supposed to mean: "Version 11.5.0.600 includes no changes in features or functionality. Some small elements of the plugin, which in no way affect the multimedia engine, installations, or other performance aspects, have been updated." If these "small elements of the plugin" affect neither the plug-in's installation, nor its features, functionality, or performance, then WTF are they included at all? Is this the spyware/malware element of the plugin? Adobe's marketing language manages to tell us everything we don't want or need to know, namely, what's new? I suspect the "what's new" is something that most of us probably wouldn't want on our systems, and something all of us definitely would want the installer to require informed authorization to install.
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Version 11.5.0.600
Derekcurrie
10 April 2019
EOL. Ding-Dong, Shockwave's DEAD as of April 9, 2019. Adobe no longer supports it and just posted their very last version EVER, that being for Windows with several critical CVE patches. Good riddance. The curse is over. Read the obituary here:
https://helpx.adobe.com//shockwave/shockwave-end-of-life-faq.html

Flash will soon follow on the stroke of midnight, New Year's Day 2020. Burial party at my place! Shovels supplied. A new era of computer security is on the horizon.
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Version 12.2.5r195
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01 August 2018
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Version 12.2.5r195
Moxiesozo
04 July 2016
The MacUpdate direct download (for registered MU members) has been hacked. Users are redirected to: http://www.qksrv.net/media/offers/?PID=3146232 Hope someone @ MacUpdate is gonna fix this vulnerability!
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Version 12.2.4r194
Dana-Sutton
01 November 2015
Adobe can't even be called a sinking ship. It sank long ago, and Shockwave is simply a bubble being sent up from the depths.
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Version 12.2.1r171
Chrischram
31 October 2015
Nobody needs this, right?
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Version 12.2.1r171
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
01 November 2015
Right. I no longer see any point in using it. You can yank it out of:
/Library/Internet Plug-ins/
Then restart your web browsers.

Shockwave contains an out-of-date, IOW exploitable version of Flash anyway. That alone is enough to kill off using it.
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Scifi
30 July 2015
. I swear, even Adobe®'s own website is maximally confusing on this plugin. https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ The website says "10.7 or 10.8" (only) are supported needing Safari® browser as shown by their "System Requirements", but the link for downloading says: https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/download/?installer=Shockwave_12.1.9.160_Full_(OS_X_10.6_and_above)&standalone=1 .                                                                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I peeked into the downloaded dmg and opened its pkg file with Pacifist™. The bundle it installs in the '/Library/Application Support' folder as well as the bundle it installs in the '/Library/Internet Plug-Ins' folder both show this: > <key>DTSDKName</key> > <string>macosx10.6</string> in the bundles' "Contents/Info.plist" files. Seems the pkg also installs several framework bundles which also all show the same key/value pair. And many Xtra bundles again all showing the same key/value pair. And guess what? It installs just fine for my Firefox/Nightly gear where it is duly recognized while running under 10.6.8 (/me still stuck using this dilapidated "iMac6,1" model). However, I feel the dmg also contains an Uninstaller app which is incorrectly marked as Not Runnable on 10.6 — for grins I changed its Info.plist file to allow running on 10.6, and it did successfully do what it says here. And the "plugincheck" page at Mozilla.org shows this as an "Unknown Plugin" even tho it displays the correct (new) version/level. So Adobe® still has some 'repairs' to do with this code, if they want to earn my trust, at least. This also means I once–again request MU to show this data to Adobe® on my behalf at least, since I still am not allowed to do so with their websites (they still contain many gizmos which won't pass my thick security filters). For the time being, I am telling Firefox to disable this plugin. :)
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Version 12.1.9r160
Derekcurrie
29 July 2015
*grumble* When Adobe get around to it, the release notes for Shockwave v12.1.9.160 should show up at: https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/release-note/release-notes-shockwave-12.html
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Version 12.1.9r160
Derekcurrie
14 July 2015
Version 12.1.9.159 is now out! It is a CRITICAL UPDATE! "Vulnerability Details "This update resolves memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-5120, CVE-2015-5121). " If you are stuck using the Adobe Shockwave Player plug-in for some reason, this update is CRITICAL! It patches TWO potential security exploits that may be active in-the-wild attacking and pwning computers, including Macs. UPDATE NOW! Here's where you go to grab the Shockwave Player Internet plug-in and Trash it. Remember to restart your web browsers after trashing Shockwave! /Library/Internet Plug-ins/DirectorShockwave.plugin Adobe also offers a Flash uninstaller program which you can find on Adobe's website: Shockwave_Uninstaller.app
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Version 12.1.8r158
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boreham
boreham
16 July 2015
I downloaded 12.1.9.159 from the Adobe site, and installed it but the plug-in is still 12.1.8.158.

The download was actually labelled 12.1.9.159 on the Adobe site.

Not the first time similar things have happened on new releases. Tried a different browser in case of a cache issue.

Why isn't 12.1.9.159 here on MacUpdate?
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
17 July 2015
Thanks for reporting Mikebore. I've seen this phenomenon before and don't know what's going on. I know that I was able to download and install version 12.1.9.159. But I've seen old versions of other software hang around the net as well. My best guess is that there are mirror sites that haven't been updated yet, or have been forgotten. This is not the first time this has happened with Adobe updates! I've had this happen with their stuff at least twice. The only solution is to try, try again.

As for why MacUpdate hasn't caught up yet, I don't know. I used to write to them directly to nag them but don't bother any longer. I simply post at app pages here to make sure app users know there's an unlisted update. Sometimes MacUpdate notices and sometimes not.
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Fiveminutemac
12 May 2015
Oops. New version (12.1.8.158) was released today. Apparently, installer for this new version once again refuses to see Yosemite as a viable platform, and refuses to install. Keep your old installer (12.1.7.157) around, just in case.
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Version 12.1.7r157
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DrPfaff
DrPfaff
13 May 2015
Seemed to have no problem on my OSX Yosemite.
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Fiveminutemac
Fiveminutemac
13 May 2015
Agreed, DrPfaff. Works fine on the machine I am working with today. Must be an issue with the machines I was trying last evening.
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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
15 May 2015
I had no problem installing it in a MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 February 2015
I always download Shockwave updates, just in case, but I no longer install them. I've yet to actually need it for anything. While Flash content is still common on the web, I never encounter anything that requires Shockwave. Maybe I'm going to the wrong web sites. Who uses Shockwave, and what for?
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Version 12.1.7.157
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2.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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