Yes, you can distribute an original or modified version of VideoLAN software as long as you comply with the license conditions. VLC`s default distribution contains many free decoding and coding libraries, which avoids the search/calibration of proprietary plugins. The Libavcodec library of the FFmpeg project provides many VLC codecs, but the reader mainly uses  its own Muxer and Demuxer. It also has its own protocol implementations. It also won the distinction as the first player to support the playback of encrypted DVDs on Linux and macOS using the libdvdcs DVD decoding library; However, this library is legally controversial and is therefore not included in many Linux distribution software repositories.   Welcome to the wonderful world of software licensing, where we now see an exemplary example of the differences between commercial and free software published under an open source license. Neither French law nor European conventions recognize software as patentable (see French section below). Therefore, software patent licenses do not apply to VideoLAN software. VLC supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD video, video CD and streaming protocols.
It is able to disseminate media on computer networks and to transcode multimedia files.  I look at the large numbers and pass in a follow-up message through mathematics; How much do DVD and digital media playback functions actually cost? But the VLC project is not a rogue player. Indeed, as I noticed in a 2010 article, Microsoft provided financial support to VLC: Warning: The software is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as by other laws and intellectual property contracts. The software is licensed, not sold. VLC, like most multimedia frames, has a very modular design that makes it easier to include modules/plugins for new file formats, codecs, interfaces or streaming methods. VLC 1.0.0 has more than 380 modules.  Depending on the situation, the VLC nucleus dynamically creates its own module graph: input log, input file format, input code, graphics card functions and other settings. In VLC, almost everything is a module, such as interfaces, video and audio outputs, controls, scalers, codecs and audio/video filters. G. You cannot modify, assign, create derivative works, decompil, decompile, distribute, distribute, finance, modify, sublicensing or transfer the software and completely or partially merge the computer program into another program.