Curtains for Stage6

February 26th, 2008
Stage6 logo

DivX is shutting down Stage6, according to this blog post. It’s too bad — they’re by far the best-quality video hosting site online.

The post, in summary: they couldn’t sell it or find a way to spin it off into a separate company, so they’re turning out the lights. Something else will come along to take its place eventually. DivX was rather perfectly placed to support such an enterprise; its codec is more-or-less exactly tuned to streaming high-quality video. Hopefully the loss of Stage6 will bring market pressures to bear on somebody with a better business model.

In the meantime, I guess this means the search is back on for a video host for my animation… aren’t we all tired of youtube’s ultra-low quality yet?

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2 Responses to “Curtains for Stage6”

  1. arnver Says:

    You’re right. Youtube is ultra-low quality. The amazing thing is I forgot about that! I got used to bad compression. Uh-oh, poor me. That feels like ordering coke without thinking. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. zoomy Says:

    The Internet is ultra-low quality! Demand more! ¡Viva la Revolución!

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