I don't know what desktop you are using (Mate?.. Cinnamon?) But I am running Mint 17 Mate. What you should need to do is go to Menu > Control Center > Preferred Applications. Once there you should go to the Multimedia tab and set what you want to be the default for videos. Hopefully that works for you!
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