[vet-mm] Examiners Report - SWF, to plugin or not to plugin... what was the question?

Michael Abulencia michael.abulencia at rmit.edu.au
Tue Aug 16 02:01:56 EST 2005

The claim that SWF does not require a plugin is debatable (I'd say a false statement).  With todays "fast" internet connections, the ones who made the exam probably blinked and didn't see the plugin download process or they already have the SWF player installed.

Here are some stats, with some candy coloured wordings.

Macromedia Flash reaches 560 million users.
Macromedia Flash is the leading vector technology for designing high-impact, low-bandwidth Web sites that attract, engage, and retain site visitors*providing a richer, more compelling Web experience.

In March 2005, NPD Research, the parent company of MediaMetrix, conducted a study to determine what percentage of Web browsers have Macromedia Flash pre-installed. The results show that 98.3% of Web users can experience Macromedia Flash content without having to download and install a player.

Source:  http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/survey/

A few points from the community about this statistic


Michael Abulencia

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