Stage6 going Down!

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  • Stage6 going Down!


    wie ich eben voller Entsetzen festellen mußte wird Donnerstag den 28.Februar 2008 eine meiner Lieblingsseiten geschlossen!:mad: :(
    Ich könnte heulen......

    Stage6 to Shut Down on February 28
    I’m Tom (aka Spinner), a Stage6 user and an employee of DivX, Inc., the company behind the service. I’m writing this message today to inform you that we plan to shut down Stage6 on February 28, 2008. Upload functionality has already been turned off, and you’ll be able to view and download videos until Thursday.

    I know this news will come as a shock and disappointment to many Stage6 users, and I’d like to take a few moments to explain the reasons behind our decision.

    We created Stage6 with the mission of empowering content creators and viewers to discover a new kind of video experience. Stage6 began as an experiment, and we always knew there was a chance that it might not succeed.

    In many ways, though, the service did succeed, beyond even our own initial expectations. Stage6 became very popular very quickly. We helped gain exposure for some talented filmmakers who brought great videos to the attention of an engaged community. We helped prove that it’s possible to distribute true high definition video on the Internet. And we helped broaden the Internet video experience by offering content that is compatible with DVD players, mobile devices and other products beyond the PC.

    So why are we shutting the service down? Well, the short answer is that the continued operation of Stage6 is a very expensive enterprise that requires an enormous amount of attention and resources that we are not in a position to continue to provide. There are a lot of other details involved, but at the end of the day it’s really as simple as that.

    Now, why didn’t we think of that before we decided to create Stage6 in the first place, you may ask? That’s a good question. When we first created Stage6, there was a clear need for a service that would offer a true high quality video experience online because other video destinations on the Internet simply weren’t providing that to users. A gap existed, and Stage6 arrived to fill it.

    As Stage6 grew quickly and dramatically (accompanied by an explosion of other sites delivering high quality video), it became clear that operating the service as a part of the larger DivX business no longer made sense. We couldn’t continue to run Stage6 and focus on our broader strategy to make it possible for anyone to enjoy high quality video on any device. So, in July of last year we announced that we were kicking off an effort to explore strategic alternatives for Stage6, which is a fancy way of saying we decided we would either have to sell it, spin it out into a private company or shut it down.

    I won’t (and can’t, really) go into too much detail on those first two options other than to say that we tried really hard to find a way to keep Stage6 alive, either as its own private entity or by selling it to another company. Ultimately neither of those two scenarios was possible, and we made the hard decision to turn the lights off and cease operation of the service.

    So that’s where we are today. After February 28, Stage6 will cease to exist as an online destination. But the larger DivX universe will continue to thrive. Every day new DivX Certified devices arrive on the market making it easy to move video beyond the PC. Products powered by DivX Connected, our new initiative that lets users stream video, photos, music and Internet services from the PC to the TV, are hitting retail outlets. We remain committed to empowering content creators to deliver high quality video to a wide audience, and we’ll continue to offer services that will make it easy to find videos online in the DivX format.

    It’s been a wild ride, and none of it would have been possible without the support of our users. Thank you for making Stage6 everything that it was.


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  • das is echt schade :(

    gibts denn noch irgendne alternative bzw gibt es noch ne möglichkeit, divx videos in der guten quali und in 16:9 im DivX-Player in ne website einzubinden, also von irgendner anderen seite zu streamen?
    oder muss man da jetz zwangsweise auf blöde low-quali vids in 4:3 von youtube zurückgreifen?

  • shit... bin auch total down das die Seite abgeschaltet wird...
    hatte viele Augsbugerpuppenkiste Folgen und andere movies in meinen channels geuppt...

    die Seite war echt der Oberhammer und man hatte immer vollen speed...bei 16k DSL.....
  • Tja ich bin schon sehr lange bei Stage 6 gewesen, wie lange genau weiß ich gar nicht mehr, vllt 1-2 jahre? Auf jedenfall wusste ich sowieso, dass das irgendwann down geht, ich fragte mich immer, wie die sich den Traffic leisten können. Mir wurde klar, dass das eine Aktion ist um die Marktdominanz von DivX auszubauen, aber mir wurde auch klar, dass denen irgendwann auffällt, dass sich das nicht rechnet, und deswegen wird jetzt dicht gemacht ;)
  • [url=,1518,537645,00.html]Schluss mit HD-Web-Videos: Stage6 macht dicht - Netzwelt - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten[/url]

    sehr schade....

    den youtube crap hab ich mir eh nie angetan...
  • Pulse wrote:

    Gibts denn im Moment irgendwas vergleichbares, sprich ein Videoportal mit angenehmer Auflösung ((720*480) <--würd mir schon reichen), und in 16:9 ?

    Die einfache Antwort: Nein
    Die schwere Antwort: Jein

    Und Jein bezieht sich da auf Versuche wie über Bittorrent zu streamen.
  • andreas1505 wrote:

    also bei mir is es noch da, musst nur ein bischen runter scrollen ;)


    Hmm ok ja stimmt,die News sind weiter unten :D , sonst waren die ja immer gleich da,wenn man auf die Seite gegangen ist.

    btw, ich hoffe auch, das die Seite weiter Online bleibt, weil die Quali + Die Lade Zeiten einfach :eek: geil ist/sind :D , 1000000000000 besser als youshit :löl:

    naja mal abwarten

    mfg pcfreak