DivX MPEG-4 Audio Codec 4.02
A codec that makes it possible for users to watch movies created with WMA sound format which is otherwise unreadable by the codecs of DivX versions higher than 3
This seems to be the case of videos with an audio stream in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format, more precisely movies encoded with DivX 3. If you plan on watching such a video and your system uses the DivX decoder version 4 or higher, its most likely that the sound will fail.
This is because the MP3 codecs cannot recognize the original format unless the DivX 3.11 Alpha codec is also present on the PC. To solve the issue, all you have to do is get and install DivX MPEG-4 Audio Codec, a lightweight package that contains the necessary files for adding the filter to your environment.
There are no configurations that need to be done in order to have the codec function properly, simply run the 'Register.exe' executable to have the DivX codec added automatically. It is important to note that the application has to be run with administrative rights, otherwise the installation will fail.
DivX MPEG-4 Audio Codec brings just the necessary audio decompressor, without the rest of the outdated DivX 3.11 components which would replace the more recent ones that should not be changed.
A big plus for this particular codec is that upon installation it will create an entry in the 'Programs and Features' or 'Add/Remove Programs' control panel section to allow you to safely uninstall it if needed.
All in all, the package serves is purpose flawlessly and can be of great aid for anyone who needs to view a video and the sound is not available because one simple decompressor is missing.
Reviewed by Olivian Puha, last updated on September 19th, 2013
Application descriptionIf you are using a DivX codec 4, 5 or later for playing DivX 3 contents and you do not have the DivX 3.11 Alpha codec ...