November 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Along with social networking sites, video sharing and distribution have come to characterize Web 2.0 on the Internet. The launch of has introduced several next generation technologies that promise to raise this web phenomenon to a new level. StageGold TM offers free video uploading, hosting, and sharing, and a flash video player with customizable skins and multi-source playlist support. Additionally, StageGold offers CinemaForge TM, a powerful video converter that supports nearly every popular video format. Both the StageGold video player and the CinemaForge video converter are available to users free at

A partnership between successful web entrepreneurs Alan Larsen (founder of Japan Works), Rob Adamson (founder of XMLAuthor) and Dan Taggart (founder of,, StageGold is an exciting new platform allowing users to play and retrieve videos anywhere on the web. “The video hosting space is booming right now, and there is plenty of room for innovation and competition,” said CEO Larsen. “We are only in the very early stage of defining this new and exciting space.”

While StageGold offers all of the primary features found on YouTube, such as the ability to upload and play videos, StageGold offers many significant enhancements over competing services. One of those innovations is the exclusive Point and PlayTM technology built into the StageGold player that allows users to create virtual shortcuts to videos on many other websites. Another first is their Multi-source Playlist TM technology that makes it possible for users to create playlists that include videos hosted on multiple sites and play them in a single player. The StageGold video player can also be fitted with any of the 100’s of customizable “skins” to set the perfect stage for any video. Finally, StageGold players function as a “mobile stage” for videos and can be embedded on any webpage simply and quickly. To make it easy to manage embedded players, any changes made to the player on are reflected wherever the embedded player resides on other sites.

In addition to their groundbreaking new video player, StageGold also offers CinemaForge, a powerful video converter that makes it easy to download videos from the web and convert them to play on virtually any video enabled device, or convert personal videos to upload to the web. CinemaForge supports nearly every popular video format, including MP4 (h264), FLV, SWF, WMV, MOV, AVI, MPEG, RM, and ASF. CinemaForge has already garnered more than a million downloads on such sites as and Users can download CinemaForge for free at

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