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Stage6 downloaded videos snapshotYou may only be vaguely aware of DivX's Stage 6 video site (which probably explains why it wasn't successful) but it's going to be shut down entirely at the end of February. Stage 6 was DivX's YouTube-like video site meant to provide a bunch of streamable content for living room and mobile DivX players. The fact that it's being canned speaks to how successful the effort was. Most of you won't miss it, but we'll have a special place in our hearts for the handful of nudie clips we found on it that one time.

Update: A reader points out that DivX was saying Stage 6 is successful, but consumed too much of their attention and resources, so the only options they had were to spin it off, sell it, or shut it down. We're not one to argue about varying levels of being "successful", but if it really were as "successful" in terms of being "profitable", we're not sure why DivX couldn't hire some more employees to man the site. Having a dedicated site to provide content in the correct format would have been a good asset to have as the DivX "platform" is growing.

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  1. GeorgeCryingWolf // February 29, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Today, Feb. 29 2008 is still running

  2. Web Kohli // March 1, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Hi GeorgeCryingWolf,

    Read out the comments posted on and you'll come to know the current status.

    "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."

  3. Anonymous // September 28, 2008 at 3:37 AM

    Thought i should point out that it was successful to sell the site to veoh.. man, i wonder how much cash they got from that place..

    Considering the fact that stage6 had videos that was ten times better than youtube.. i'm still sad..

  4. Web Kohli // September 28, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Hi anonymous,

    Thanks for the comment, however I'm agree with you but I'm sure that stage6 or 7 or whatever name will start again & we can again saw & download high quality videos.....

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