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I have

Firefox 22
VLC media player 2.0.7
VLC Mozilla Web Plugin 2.0.6

However if I click a link to a video, it still attempts to download it instead of streaming it. It only streams it if I open VLC and

Media Open Network Stream

It appears this is a problem for files with MIME type

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What does it say in Firefox button -> Options -> Applications -> <video file type>? – Wk_of_Angmar Jul 6 '13 at 19:45
@Wk_of_Angmar Use VLC Web Plugin (in Firefox) – Steven Penny Jul 7 '13 at 2:51
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I was able to work around this problem by installing Launchy

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