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If you want to stay with a rpm (a very good idea with a rpm based system) you have to fulfill the missing dependencies(install them). The reason adding another repo(rpmforge/dag in this case) is a good idea is that then yum can automatically handle fulfilling those dependencies. If you do not add the repo you will have to manually install each of the missing dependencies (and any dependencies they in turn may have) one after the other.
While localinstall is a great option I would strongly urge you to never use the -y option. Basically it is like giving somebody a blank check that you have signed. Take the extra minute to review what yum is going to do and then enter yes. While it is relatively rare cross dependency issues do arise.
Edit: For VLC there are addition, non base repo, packages that will need to be installed.