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Tag: STAGE6

Stage6 is dead, long live the Stage6 clones -- until they go down

DiVX killed off the Stage6 video sharing community back in February. And ever since then, new sites have been trying to pick up the torch. Stage6 used the popular DiVX codec and a DiVX Web player which allowed users to watch high definition videos at a time when most web video was YouTube quality. But the company decided the web service wasn't worth the price of bandwidth. Last night one of the ...

Vreel to launch Stage6 replacement soon, launches silly video now

Still reeling from DivX shutting down its Stage6 online video site? Vreel is here to help. Or it will be soon anyway. Vreel, or the Stage6 clone formerly known as DivXit, is preparing to launch a new online video sharing site featuring a high definition video player like the one formerly used at Stage6. Of course, we heard the same promises almost 2 months ago when Vreel was first announced. But...

Stage6 clone DivXit becomes Vreel

Remember that Stage6 clone called DivXit we told you about yesterday? Apparently the folks at DivX didn't really like its name too much. Because today the site has a new name: Vreel. There's also a new Q&A which makes it clear that while the site was inspired by DivX's defunct Stage6 video sharing service, Vreel will build a brand new video database. Vreel will, however, use the DivX codec ...

Download Squad Week in Review

Have you been so busy sending angry letters to Saturday Night Live about their choice of actors to portray Barack Obama that you've fallen behind on your Download Squad reading? Not to worry. Here's a roundup of some of the stories you might have missed this week: Download Squad at Future of Web Apps Download Squad's Grant Robertson hit up the Future of Web Apps 2008 conference in Miami this week...

DivX to shut down Stage6 video sharing service

DivX has announced plans to shut down its video hosting service Stage6 on February 28th. As of this morning, the company has disabled the uploading feature, but if there's a few videos you've been meaning to watch, you've only got a few days to cross them off your list. Stage6 never really got the kind of attention that its competitors like YouTube and DailyMotion have. But Stage6 has supported ...

DivX decides Stage6 is old enough to be its own company

Oh they grow up so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that DivX's answer to YouTube was taking its first baby steps. But now it's all grown up and ready to leave the nest. DivX has announced plans to spin Stage6 off as a separate company. According to the press release, the move will let DivX focus on its "high margin, fast-growing technology licensing business" by separating Stage6 from the pa...