I downloaded and theoretically installed Shockwave_installer_slim.exe. Now I don't remember whether I did this from the Adobe Macromedia site directly or whether a Shockwave file I ran into online said I would need to download and install Shockwave Player. And I say "theoretically" because I have my doubts as to whether it installed correctly.
Anyhow when I go through the first 3 steps of the instructions re [u]playing/u] the file at the site, all that happens is that my speakers say over and over: "3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2" ad infinitum. Thenl I get an hourglass and "This program is not responding..."
I didn't find an answer at the support FAQ at Macromedia. It did say how to uninstall it. I proceded to uninstall it, per instructions, with Add/Remove and Add/Remove indicated it was uninstalled.
I deleted those from the context menu. However when I go back to the site and the file I want to play and click on "install this plug-in" it says "The Shockwave plug is available." I click Next and then bullet the "Agree" radio button re the license. I click Next again and the bar shows a few green rectangles marching across - for 2 seconds - then it says "No Plugins were installed." Then: "Macromedia Shockwave Player 10.1 failed." And that is that. Oh, there's a button here named "Manual Install" but I saw no point in clicking that--or I tried it and again no install occurred.
Here's the site: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/hotsciencetwin
Is there a solution?