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Lex Lugor
02-25-2008, 08:48 PM
for those whom are familiar with STAGE6 and streaming vids....

POSTED ON STAGE6.COM---

Iím Tom (aka Spinner), a Stage6 user and an employee of DivX, Inc., the company behind the service. Iím 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 youíll 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 Iíd 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 itís 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 itís really as simple as that.

Now, why didnít we think of that before we decided to create Stage6 in the first place, you may ask? Thatís 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 werenít 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 couldnít 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 wonít (and canít, 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 thatís 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 weíll continue to offer services that will make it easy to find videos online in the DivX format.

Itís 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.

--Tom


:'(

Sicka than aidZ
02-25-2008, 08:52 PM
shut up dickless

SaqurakiHanamichi
02-25-2008, 08:52 PM
oh common man my father is on that site all the time ... damn , people upload classic movies and shit

SaqurakiHanamichi
02-25-2008, 08:53 PM
shut up dickless

dumbass he is shutting down a website that uploaded documentarys and movies and shit in high quality





(you need to lay off the insult chamber for a while , and cool down)

Lex Lugor
02-25-2008, 09:00 PM
yea its a sad day for the internet and us viewers whats gonna entertain me in the evenings now? certainly not cable television haha@ how gay that shit is nowadays, please if anybody knows any alternatives let us know-veoh,google,youku, etc

Sicka than aidZ
02-25-2008, 09:07 PM
dumbass he is shutting down a website that uploaded documentarys and movies and shit in high quality





(you need to lay off the insult chamber for a while , and cool down)
shut tha fuck up






















































dickless

Lex Lugor
02-25-2008, 09:10 PM
hahaha@ these 30yolds trying to hurt peoples e-feelings haha yooooo STAGE6 is going down! fuck! i need an alternative -besides veohtv bullshit

STYLE
02-25-2008, 09:11 PM
yeah i'm downloading as much shit as i can and burning it to dvd.

u can convert divx to mp4 mov or avi if you open the divx using quicktime pro then export or save as the divx to what u want..

(dl quicktime then find a serial number online and upgrade to pro.)

STYLE
02-25-2008, 09:12 PM
hahaha@ these 30yolds trying to hurt peoples e-feelings haha yooooo STAGE6 is going down! fuck! i need an alternative -besides veohtv bullshit

haha i see you took my pic out ur sig. its okay if i'm ur hero.

Lex Lugor
02-25-2008, 09:18 PM
hahaha yea i had to make something different, i have it stenciled and painted on the wall though but yea i got a nice vid converter already it does a nice job

Sicka than aidZ
02-25-2008, 09:43 PM
hahaha@ these 30yolds trying to hurt peoples e-feelings haha yooooo STAGE6 is going down! fuck! i need an alternative -besides veohtv bullshit


Im not tryin to stomp on your e-motions bro..... I to feel for the devoted fans of stage6. its a tragedy. I wont stand for it...... Is that the kinda posts u expected to read in this thread? I dont, i was kinda hoping we'd all start clowning on ya like we always do. Gotta excuse me i got dial up so i dont really give a shit about online movies. You left yourself wide open. Its fuckin wutangcorp, Cheer up bro, get a satellite. Dish network. my 2 cents get well soon

STYLE
02-26-2008, 02:37 AM
sicka is on dialup?
holy shit! u do live in america right?

that means 75% of what goes on in here you either skip or go fix a snack while the gif loads up.

sicka's tv
http://www.roseville.ca.us/images/EU/old%20tv.jpg

sicka's cellphone
http://larryhendrick.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/motorola-bag-phone.jpg

sicka's ipod
http://thepopularfront.net/blog/boombox2.jpg

you still buy tapes don't you?

Sicka than aidZ
02-26-2008, 03:14 AM
shit yall had I to step away from the type writer yall....make a snack, oh man I could bust out breakast lunch an dinner before thsi mothafucka gets done loading

STYLE
02-26-2008, 03:18 AM
man online video is the shit. imagine being able to watch whatever you want whenever you want. literally. i stopped watching tv all together. i use my tv for live sports only, at this point.