I just learned about the new video sharing site Stage 6 from the DivX company. (via: GigaOm) Its in direct competition with YouTube and Google Video. But the quality of the video at Stage 6 is much better. The catch is you have to download the free DivX web player to watch it. Plus I’m not sure you can easily embed Stage6 DivX videos in your blog posts. There is a DivX web player code generator here though. I need to try it.
You might have heard about the amazing DivX codec. Its been around awhile and popular among geeks. But because MPEG codec has been wrapped in QuickTime and Flash and put on just about every modern PC in the world its become the de facto standard. With the huge demand for HD and higher quality video online this may change.
Creators and viewers of video want quality web video. We’ve been dreaming of it ever since we first saw postage sized videos on the web in the early 1990’s. It is now possible for the average person to create and share professional quality video online for little money. All we need is a cheap distribution system with high quality. We now have the free distribution systems where are the HIGH end video codecs? With the DivX web player we have full frame video at full resolution. Even full screen!
I’m looking forward to YouTube and Google Video’s response to this. Flash can play much higher quality video than it does now on these two sites. Meet the challenge guys and make everyone’s video watching experience better. I’m going to try DivX for video in the future. Aparently you can even upload video to Stage 6 from the DivX player.