I recently learned that DivX has now setup a website where people can upload and view DivX formatted videos. Yesterday I created a personal "channel" and uploaded two new scenes from the "Puss N Boots - NOT!" movie to test their system.
What I find very interesting, and what I want to pass on to fellow video editing junkies, is that the Stage6 site has a file size upload limit of 2GB. Yes, 2 gigs. They also have a program for people who want to set up a pay-per-view/download movie channel, should you choose to go that route. Their payment plan formula seems very fair and reasonable.
It will be interesting to monitor this business model and see if it takes off. Although short and creative videos are a hot commodity on the Internet, it is yet to be seen if people will really pay to watch longer and full length movies on their computer, or their iPods, for that matter.
An advantage that the DivX folks have is that their pay-per-view/download allows users to download a copy of the file and play it on their DivX certified DVD player and watch the movie on a home theater screen.
Personally, I like DivX as an Internet medium for terminal or laptop viewing of videos, but I'm not sold on it's quality for DVD watching at home on a big screen. At least, not yet.