It’s a straight forward Query What is difference between the Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players?.Why we use only Adobe Flash player?What’s the need of an additional Shockwave player?
Normal Users might be usually confronted with a quest on the need of above 2 Adobe products integrated with various browsers.So here is :
Shockwave Player is the web standard for powerful multimedia playback.Shockwave Player displays content created with Adobe Director 11.5 software such as high-performance multiuser games, interactive 3D product simulations, online entertainment, and training applications. By using extensions, developers can extend the capabilities of Shockwave Player to play back custom-built applications. Download link from Adobe- http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ .Latest version is Adobe Shockwave Player 18.104.22.1689.
Adobe Flash Player as every one know that it displays content created with Flash Professional CS. This content includes web applications, website user interfaces, interactive online advertising, and rich Internet applications (RIAs) created using Flex.Download it from Adobe -http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.Latest Release candidate is Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10 .
After installing visit Online Adobe Flash Player Settings manager.
Note:Update Adobe Players always to latest versions , since critical vulnrebalitiy occurs frequently