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  1. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
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    Default www.Stage6.com to close down on 28th Feb '08!

    Full article / announcment: http://www.stage6.com/blog/107/

    I have to say I'm as there isn't another high quality (as far as Im aware) streaming site, and that means a blow for the top Gear video

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom (aka Spinner)
    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.


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    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.

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    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.

    --Tom
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.


  2. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    I think some comments mention other sites but they're not as easy to use afaik.
    I'm a bit mental.

  3. t.
    t. is offline Retired
     
    Location: Southside, UK
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    Yea I heard this the other day from people on MSN. IMO they needed better mods there. They were no doubt getting hassle from copyright owners and in my experience they never deleted (or deleted very little) copyright material.

    I know its not a reason they give but I can't help but feel it played a factor in the decision.

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