Just to let you know. I investigated what it would take to package from source. I think I won't be attempting this
There are no build directions, and I was having to make edit, after edit to makefiles.
I did find several rpm spec files that I could get build directions from. But they contained endless patches, and endless lines of "voodo magic". Porting this to VL isn't something I should attempt as I am not familiar with the player and I could easily bork the porting not knowing what the heck is going on.
I did find slackbuild in a directory on a ftp server using Google. The site kept timing out, but was able to read the directory. It appears to make use of a rpm. I couldn't check out the slackbuild though, the site couldn't be reached anymore.