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Home media services are gaining in popularity with the ever-increasing availability of a wide variety of personal media devices. A number of media devices support UPnP technology for providing media services in a home network. UPnP technology is used to share media content among multiple media devices connected to a single network. However, UPnP-based home media services have a few problems. First, personal media devices should have sufficient storage space to keep a large amount of media content data. Additionally, the devices must have sufficient computing power to properly provide media streaming services.