Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Revolution Of High-Quality Videos - DivX

Ionut Alex. Chitu over at Google Operating System, which is a blog(not affiliated with reports DivX opened a service like YouTube only using the DivX codecs. They have a member area to upload your own content and everything is in the DivX format, which is at least TV quality and more like DVD quality video. What is interesting about this article is the quote:

"DivX describes the new site like this:

"Stage6 is the next evolution in digital media. What does that mean? It means we want to improve the experience for finding and viewing good media online. It means having access to high-quality video on the web that actually looks good in full screen, rather than the all-too-familiar choppy, pixilated, low resolution videos we are all accustomed to seeing online nowadays. It means being free to burn backups of our media and take it with us wherever we go. It means having the freedom to watch Internet videos anywhere and anytime we choose on any device we want, even on our TVs, without cumbersome digital rights management (DRM). It means having a voice in the content we consume. It means being able to easily share cool content with our friends, discover new content our friends think is cool and, perhaps most importantly, make new friends along the way."

DivX Stage6 feels a lot like YouTube, but the quality of the videos is impressive. You can view the videos in full-screen and even download them."

Very strong words in today's MPAA controlled content world. With the MPAA pushing hard for legislation forcing DRM, I hope this service does not get sued into closure. Check out links to the service in the article here: Google Operating System: DivX - The Revolution Of High-Quality Videos


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