Plug-in applications are programs
that can easily be installed and used as part of your Web browser.
A plug-in application is recognized automatically by the browser
and its function is integrated into the main HTML file that is
Among popular plug-ins
to download are RealNetworks' streaming video player, and
Macromedia's Shockwave for DIrector, an interactive animation and
sound player. There are now hundreds of possible plug-ins.
Most users wait until they need a particular plug-in before they
This page provides free downloads of all current Macromedia Web
The free RealOne Player features
the latest media player, music jukebox, and a built-in media
browser to play the widest variety of streaming media formats on
The free QuickTime Player is an
easy-to-use application for playing, interacting with or viewing
video, audio, VR or graphics files.