Goodbye Stage6

Stage6, will be gone at the end of the month (and it’s the shortest month of the year!). It was a video-sharing website that got right what Youtube and others failed to do.  They were able to provide high quality videos and get some pretty decent content.  Granted, it’s a proprietary format (but then again so is Flash) and the video sizes were quite a bit larger, but it was lovely.  I could download full-length episodes of shows and short films with little effort.  It will be sad to see it go, but I always wondered what their revenue-making scheme was.  Although it was a nice idea, they seemed to have no method of sustaining such a large project with huge video files (some of them in HD).  At lease with Vuze, the Azureus people are footing the bill for server bandwidth (since it uses peer-to-peer torrent technology). At any rate, farewell, Stage6.  Many good things die young.
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Tavis J. Hampton

Tavis J. Hampton

IT worker with a master's in Library and Information Science currently working in the healthcare industry. Passionate about Free and Open Source software.
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