The problem that many users had was failing sound when they were watching videos with an audio stream in the WMA format (movies encoded with DivX 3).
The extremely compact DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor can solve this problem in no time; just install it to your computer. You don’t need to make any configurations. Running the Register.exe file is enough to have the DivX codec added automatically. One thing you need to know, though, is that DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor needs to be deployed using administrative rights; otherwise, the installation will fail.
One of the main advantages of DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor is that it installs to your computer only the audio decompressor you need for proper sound playback and not all the other outdated DivX 3.11 components.
DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor can be easily uninstalled; this application is transparent and user-friendly, so it will create an entry in the Add/Remove Programs list from where you can safely uninstall it whenever you decide.
DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor has not been updated for many years and it may be obsolete for most users. Nevertheless, you may still need it if you are using an older machine and you want to play DivX 3 contents without installing the DivX 3.11 Alpha codec.
- Audio Codec Tag 161
and Audio Codec Tag 353
may be requested when DivX MPEG-4 Audio Compressor is missing.- GSpot
gives the following information with this type of audio codec: divx (same as wma) (0x0161) DivX Networks
This tool enables users to watch movies created with the WMA sound format, which cannot be decoded by codecs of DivX versions higher than 3.