Macromedia's Director authoring program is widely used to create multimedia CD-ROMs.
Shockwave will be available two weeks after the Netscape Navigator 2.0 browser is commercially released. The browser is currently beta testing.
Separately, CompuServe said it has licensed the Macromedia Director Player for use on its upcoming online service, code-named Wow. Subscribers will be able to experience audio and video files immediately, instead of downloading them to their hard drive and playing them back. CompuServe plans to unveil Wow at Fall Comdex next month.