DivX has today announced the Beta release of DivX Stage6, the company’s video platform that competes directly against YouTube.

The site, that lets anyone upload, download, view, share and experience everything from short clips captured on mobile phones all the way up to full-length, high-definition feature films differs from the Google owned video sharing site due to its ability to show higher quality content.

Originally launched as an experimental “alpha” site, Stage6 has grown steadily in users and content creators since it went live in August 2006.

DivX say the new site offers deeper and more accurate video browsing, tools for users to stay up to date with their favorite channels, content and users, real time activity snapshots, including a new “Now” page that offers a view of current activity on the site and the ability to organise, aggregate, present and track content in a variety of ways.