Unless, of course, you do a clean install after upgrading. When that happens, you lose access to the Windows DVD player—even though the app is available in the Windows Store and could therefore be tied to your Microsoft account. Perhaps this doesn’t happen because of the cost of DVD licensing fees, but it’s annoying nonetheless.
The story behind the story: This is just speculation, but I’m guessing Microsoft deliberately chose a high price for the bare-bones DVD Player app to discourage people from buying it. It just doesn’t make sense to pay that kind of money when free options like VLC exist. Perhaps it would make sense to charge $15 if the app could also play Blu-ray discs, but for standard definition discs in the age of HD? It’s a poor proposition made all the more ludicrous by the app’s lightweight features and deep roster of bugs.
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