Stage6 Clone Divxit becomes Vreel - gHacks Tech News

Stage6 Clone Divxit becomes Vreel

After the publicity that the launch of Stage6 clone Divxit caused it was clear that the new company would sooner or later run into troubles with the Divx company. Not so much because they were trying to clone Stage6 but more because of the domain name and the Divx logo that could confuse visitors into thinking that the website was run by the Divx company. This is not the case and it seems that it took less than a day before the two would come to an agreement.

The domain name was quickly switched from Divxit to Vreel and the logo was exchanged as well. A disclaimer at Vreel is stating that Vreel has no official affiliation with the DivX corperation. They surely have come to an agreement because Vreel is actively linking to and thanking Divx for their cooperation. A newly added Questions and Answers section gives us additional details about the new video portal.

Vreel will not take over the videos that have been posted at the former Stage6 video portal and start from scratch on launch date which has been delayed until May 6th. The service will be free just like the service at Stage6 was. Users will be able to view videos without an account. Registered users will be able to upload videos with a size of up to 800 Megabytes. The first days will function as a stress test of the server infrastructure.

There is no word on the piracy issue yet but it is very likely that Vreel will run into similar problems as Stage6.

Update: Vreel has been closed down as of January 2010. The site operators mention financial concerns as well as a hardware failure that led to the decision. The rise of YouTube had probably also something to do with it.





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    Comments

    1. LORD RAHAB said on April 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm
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      sunds good, i hope that they can keep the quality and the demand of a site like stage 6

    2. SetVid said on May 1, 2008 at 2:24 am
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      There is a working stage6 replacement at http://setvid.com Stream HD divx encoded videos instantly.

    3. CATHY said on May 1, 2008 at 11:27 am
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      There is a working clone already called now7.tv. looks a little like stage 6 and streams divx from divxvine.com. It also allows embeds from other sites like veoh. So far the closest site as a real contender to a stage6 replacement.

    4. jill said on May 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm
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      “The first days will function as a stress test of the server infrastructure.” Chances are its first days will also be its last, unless they can meet the game financially. now7 is up and running and the vine has been past the “stress tests”.

    5. Wlaas said on May 9, 2008 at 7:28 am
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      I hope that they can keep the quality.

    6. Justink said on May 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm
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      Vreel.net is run by a member of anti Scientology group anonymous, the same group who hacked stage6 and poster the member passwords list on the 4chan board, Vreel is rumoured to be another Eon8

      About Vreel.net http://stage6.18.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=2244

    7. Steven said on October 23, 2008 at 4:34 am
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      lets get over our selves now. Vreel will never launch. So thus started up http://stagehd.com makes vreel a joke.

    8. jojoaction said on March 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm
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      stagehd lacks content, and to say that vreel will never launch is simply uncalled for.
      let’s wait and see what ll happen when beta status is over.
      and btw still in beta vreel already makes stagehd look like a joke.

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