What version of Puppy Linux? <edit: noticed slacko just now but still would like more details before I post a link to vlc>
2nd edit: Look through this thread.
There may be instructions for vlc in there. Also this one.
I and other puppy linux experienced users can help. But not enough info yet.
1>puppy linux version and point to download page by inserting a url
2> make and model and specs of your computer. A page with a review of your computer showing the specs , another url pointing to it, would benefit your cause also.
Lastly, bookmark this sticky on this forum
The peruse it and use it.