helper application

a.k.a. helper app

A supplementary program that enables a Web browser to handle multimedia files, especially those containing animation, audio, and video. Most helper apps are freeware or shareware but do not come with Web browsers, so users must hunt down the ones they want and go through the tedious task of installing them and configuring them so the browser will launch the particular helper app when it encounters a multimedia file.

See also : thin file  
NetLingo Classification: Net Software

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