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Re: CDF player and opening non-Mathematica files

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  • Subject: [mg117178] Re: CDF player and opening non-Mathematica files
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:02:44 -0500 (EST)
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Yes, it works fine. (Linked it to a file in my iTunes library on my

One thing that I'd love to see in M by the way is a  way to embed an
external file within a notebook in the way that one does in HTML.
E.g. by puting youtube code in an appropriate cell having the video
appear in the notebook:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390"
src=""; frameborder="0"

This would be a subset of allowing html to be rendered within a


On Mar 10, 6:16 am, Tom <tidetable... at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> This might not have been an issue for anyone,  but a major drawback
> for my personal preparation of lessons has been the inability to link
> to non-Mathematica files using MathPlayer.
> I know that with Mathematica,  you can use SystemOpen to open any
> file.
> This is great to create lessons that might link to movies or other
> supporting files.
> I just did an experiment and found that if I created a button to open
> a movie file,   that button WORKED in the new CDF player.
> E.g.
> Button["try",
>  SystemOpen[FileNameJoin[{NotebookDirectory[], "T1457_2.mp4"}]]]
> I'll be able to make some major improvements to lesson flow and
> interest by more easily incorporating other kinds of files .
> I won't be able to implement this till next year, once our students
> get the new player,  but if anyone else is interested or has need of
> this kind of functionality,  can you confirm for me that this
> works...?
> I.E.   if you create a button to open some kind of "other" file,  tha=
> button will work in CDFPlayer.
> Thanks for your time,
> Tom

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