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Online class Reading French Handwritten Records. Web browser restriction: Only for Internet Explorer or Firefox

I was trying to access some information about Reading French handwriting.

FamilySearch wiki page French Handwriting
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/...

has links to three online videos, which are part of the "Reading Handwritten Records Series of free online classes available at FamilySearch"

The three French lessons
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear...
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear...
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear...

say Note: To view this video please use Internet Explorer or Firefox as your web browser.

I don't use either of these browsers, and I seem to remember reading that Internet Explorer is not even supported by FamilySearch.

It seems very restrictive for these classes to be available with such limited browsers,

All the videos in the series appear to be similarly restricted, here are some examples
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear... Spanish
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear... English
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear... Dutch
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear... Italian
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/lear... Portuguese

Please FamilySearch, make these videos available on more browsers.
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  • They work just fine with Chrome as long as you have a flash player installed. I have one set up with my system that requests I give permission to run the Flash Player.
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  • Thank you for for all your testing Tom.

    Using Safari on my iMac, I was not able to access the lessons , but using Chrome I was eventually able to.

    Using Chrome, there was a message to download Flash,(Is this a message from FamilySearch?) but I know I have Flash, so this required some investigation, but eventually I was able to enable Flash for FamilySearch.

    FamilySearch - if the message to download Flash was from you, this was confusing to me. Could not there have been a message "Enable Flash"with a box to click on.

    Overriding all this, I understand Flash is to be withdrawn in 2020. What will happen to these lessons then? I hope they are not withdrawn as obsolete.

    I hope FamilySearch will make changes so these lessons are accessible to those using FamilySearch supported browsers on personal computers and mobile devices, now and in the future when Flash is withdrawn.

    In the meantime FamilySearch, please amend the description of the lessons:
    "To view this video please use Internet Explorer or Firefox as your web browser".
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    They're using Flash?!! Oh dear.

    That is obsolete technology and as Tom said will be withdrawn completely within months. Those videos need sorting out so that they use proper, modern display techniques asap.
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    After some difficulty I was eventually able to also access the online lessons using Safari on my iMac - the problem was all to do with Flash and I found it very confusing.

    The content of these video lessons seems valuable, so I hope they, and similar online lessons, can be converted so they can be accessed on both personal computers and mobile devices.
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