FIX: Course cannot be played because Flash is unavailable

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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  • Running courses in browsers is something that a lot of us used to do at schools.
  • Unfortunately, this isn't possible if flash is unavailable in your browser.
  • The exact errors states that this course cannot be played because flash is unavailable in your browser.
  • Continue reading below to see what can be done about this issue.
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Sometimes you might encounter the following message on certain websites:

This course cannot be played because Flash is unavailable in your browser

The message usually appears if Flash isn’t installed or enabled on your web browser. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to fix that.

How do I fix the Flash is unavailable in your browser error?

Use a browser that still runs Flash content

  1. Click the Opera icon in the top left and choose Settings.
    opera settings this course cannot be played because flash is unavailable in your browser
  2. Go to Site Settings.
  3. Select Flash.
  4. Now enable Allow sites to run Flash option.
    allow sites to run flash this course cannot be played because flash is unavailable in your browser

Bear in mind that you’ll need to manually activate Flash on each website similar to the previous section.

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In case you didn’t know, Adobe ceased support for Adobe Flash content on January 12 2021, and that is the main reason why you may be getting this error.

The entire Internet content has migrated to HTML5, and officially there is no more Flash content available online.

However there is a workaround if you still have courses saved in flash format (.SWF), and that would be to use Opera as a web browser to play locally-stored flash content.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • As of now, the only web browser that still supports flash content is Opera.

  • If Flash isn’t working in Chrome, it might not be enabled for a specific website or it might not be enabled in Chrome as a whole. You could also try accessing the website from a different browser?

  • Most modern desktop browsers still support Flash, but that will change in the near future.

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