The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Cloud computing is becoming a key element in service provision, allowing access to resources across internet transparently without the hassle of investing hardware resources nor maintaining or managing them. At present, sharing of media files with friends and families get admired worldwide. UPNA or DLNA are protocols designed to share content between devices within home network. It lacks the mechanism to share content outside the home domain and it doesn't support advanced search capabilities. To alleviate the above problem, the authors propose media cloud, a middleware instantiated in set-top boxes to manage media transparently allowing uniform access to multimedia content belonging to different home.