However, for those who do rely on the Windows DVD player, its removal has no doubt been frustrating. There is some good news, though, as long as you're willing to shell out $15 for a standard fare (or even lackluster) version. That's right - the Windows DVD Player is now officially available in the Windows Store.
I admit, $15 is a bit much for such a simple app, especially when there are a countless number of alternatives out there, such as VLC. While VLC skirts the requirement to pay for proper licensing, $15 is simply going to be a hard sell for most. What would make that fee a bit more suitable would be Blu-ray support, but nope - it's not here.
The upside to all of this is that the option is there for those who want it. For the rest of us who think $15 is ridiculous, VLC is just a download away.