Stage6 to shutdown on February 28



Stage6 is shutting down on February 28. Yesterday, when I visited the portal, I got this information which was posted by a DivX employee. For all who haven’t heard about Stage6, it is a video uploading site owned by DivX Inc. The quality of videos available there is a lot better than that of other sites such as Youtube, Metacafe etc.

The site became extremely popular upon its launch due to the fact that it provided better quality videos. And now the company does not have enough resources to continue the web site on its own. They were unable to find a buyer for it and they don’t have any other option other than to close it. I am bit shocked by this decision as this was one of my favorite site. I am also surprised by the fact that none of the big market players have come up to buy such a famous site. The site is going to shut down in a couple of days.

If you are looking for some good music videos, movies, TV shows etc in high quality, then do head there. You have only 2 days.

8 Comments

  1. Joel says:

    Thats kinda sad…I also used to watch videos from stage6…Nearly 6300 comments had been written over there…I guess some may end up buying it…

  2. Edward says:

    Sad to hear that *sob* Hope they can find a good buyer

  3. Ashfame says:

    It must have been tough for them to take such a decision. No worries for me because I am on dialup. lol

  4. Nirmal says:

    I too read about this on some other blog. Stage6 was a good service from DivX

  5. @Edward, Joel
    I am also keeping my fingers crossed. Hope someone buys it

    @Nirmal
    The best thing was the video quality.

  6. Jawwad says:

    There are some really nice HQ videos there. Ah! if only some big-fish could buy this one as Google bought YouTube.

  7. Rakshit says:

    Why would they need to do that? It was becoming very popular among people.

  8. @jawwad
    Lets hope so

    @rakshit
    They dont have enough resurces to continue the site