Adobe Flash Player
Details: The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser. Flash Player is a widely distributed proprietary multimedia and application player created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by Adobe after its acquisition.
Details: Java is a widely used platform used to deploy portable applications for general use. In practical terms, Java consists of a virtual machine, which must be used to run Java programs, together with a set of libraries needed to allow the use of file systems, networks, graphical interfaces, and so on, from within those programs.
Details: Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash. While early versions of Silverlight focused on streaming media, current versions support multimedia, graphics and animation.