Google announced that with Chrome version 45 the NPAPI will be permanently removed. This change will make Chrome safer, faster and more stable. The NPAPI plugins cannot be enabled in Chrome so LearningSpace users will need to use a Safari browser on the Mac and Firefox or Internet Explorer 10 or 11 on Windows machines for video playback.
This is a trend that will continue as Firefox has whispered comments of moving forward with plans to remove NPAPI as well. In comparison Apple iOS has never support plugins and Flash has been discontinued on Android devices.
The new solution will be playback built into the web browsers and this will not require plugins.