I have recently downloaded the new CDF Player 10.0.2. I export a CDF, and create an HTML page, to host the CDF, using the code provided by Mathematica 10.0.2.

When I open the HTML page in Chrome Version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit), it asks me to get the CDF Player, which I already have. Relaunching the browser or restarting the computer have no effect.

The HTML file does launch the Player in Safari Version 8.0.3.

This is related to an earlier problem, but now occurs with CDF Player 10.0.2.

Any others see this problem, or have advice?


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I assume you are referring to the CDF browser plugin, not the "Wolfram CDF Player" application?

Chrome is now 64-bit application, and since the CDF Player plugin is 32-bit, it will not work. Even if it were made 64-bit, Chrome is planning on disabling these types of plugins (NPAPI) soon.

For the moment, it should work in Safari and Firefox on OSX.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I did mean the plug-in. I am probably not aware of all the issues, but I wonder why Wolfram accepts this situation. Here are browser usage stats from a highly trafficked site that I manage: Chrome 48.69% Firefox 19.01% Safari 18.84% Internet Explorer 10.20%. It also seems poor customer/public relations to have cdf enabled web pages display a button saying "get the wolfram cdf player" when in fact that will do them no good. $\endgroup$
    – abwatson
    Mar 4, 2015 at 3:05
  • $\begingroup$ This situation renders embedded CDF effectively useless on web sites. $\endgroup$
    – abwatson
    Mar 4, 2015 at 3:11

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