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Stage 6 Clone announced

Stage 6 was a highly successful video portal created and maintained by the creators of the DIVX codec to showcase among other things the power and quality of the DIVX codec. This was reached by providing high quality videos on the portal opposed to lower quality videos on other portals like Youtube. The service however never managed to be cost neutral or profitable for the company and they decided to pull it after trying to find different solutions to keep it alive.

Bandwidth and server costs accumulated to more than a million Dollars each month. As I said earlier the service was highly popular because of the great video quality which exceeded that of most other portals.

Tulluis informed me just a minute ago that a Stage 6 Clone was announced that would open its gate on April 29th. The homepage of the new service is Divxit and there is unfortunately not a lot to discover right now. Servers and GUI seem to be online already and the Divxit Core converter nears completion which seems to be the last step before the portal goes live.

It would be really nice to see a comeback of Stage 6. A service like that needs either a very potent company in the background or find a way to monetize the website properly so that it does not have to be closed soon after release. Monetization of video portals is not easy because companies know that the click through rates are horrible.

The portal that was opened as a semi-official successor of Stage 6, Vreel, closed also down two years later. Seems the project is finally completely gone from the Internet.

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  1. darkkosmos said on April 24, 2008 at 5:48 pm
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    :D I like divx but I prefer veoh over it now, you can download the original file and on the website you can skip parts :D

  2. Mike Cane said on April 24, 2008 at 9:01 pm
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    Veoh is where the Stage6ers have gone. To tout a Stage6 clone is only to muddy the waters.

  3. Lorissa said on April 25, 2008 at 1:47 am
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    Muddy the waters? It’s always nice to have a few top quality alternatives.

  4. Mosey said on April 25, 2008 at 3:39 am
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    Actually I’m glad that Stage6 is back in one form/other. It’s good to have a choice when it comes down to it, and competition (good competition) means each site will want to improve their services to attract the mass audience. Thanks to Tullius for the news, and Martin for the indepth info!

  5. Cheryl said on April 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm
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    Interesting. Will have to wait and watch how this fares compared to Stage6.

  6. jayjay said on May 5, 2008 at 7:38 am
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    divxvine.com has been online a couple of months now, not exactly stage6 when it comes to community but the streaming speeds are high and video don’t get compressed

  7. Kelly said on May 12, 2008 at 7:42 am
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    There’s a few clones of stage6 now that are already fully functional. You can find them all at the Stage6 DivX Forum http://stage6.18.forumer.com/

  8. Dan said on June 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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    —-quote
    ShortNet says,
    I like divx but I prefer veoh over it now, you can download the original file and on the website you can skip parts
    —-quote

    you can with divx u nob

  9. sohail said on June 20, 2008 at 7:03 pm
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    vreel.net is suppose to be powered by divx!!
    and when its up it allows users to uplaod divx content!
    menaing high quailty!
    http://vreel.net/

  10. cheruko said on September 6, 2008 at 3:44 am
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    The only real thing that can compete with the old Stage6 is http://zipd.de | http://zipd.eu so far…

  11. Heya said on May 16, 2009 at 10:54 am
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    stagevu.com FTW !

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