Metadata-Based Content Management and Sharing System for Improved User Experience

  • Markus Waltl
  • Christian Raffelsberger
  • Christian Timmerer
  • Hermann Hellwagner
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 60)


In the past years the amount of multimedia content on the Internet or in home networks has been drastically increasing. Instead of buying traditional media (such as CDs or DVDs) users tend to buy online media. This leads to the difficulty of managing the content (e.g., movies, images). A vast amount of tools for content management exists but they are mainly focusing on one type of content (e.g., only images). Furthermore, most of the available tools are not configurable to the user’s preferences and cannot be accessed by different devices (e.g., TV, computer, mobile phone) in the home network. In this paper we present a UPnP A/V-based system for managing and sharing audio/visual content in home environments which is configurable to the user’s preferences. Furthermore, the paper depicts how this system can be used to improve the user experience by using MPEG-V.


Metadata UPnP A/V Content Management Content Sharing MPEG-V Sensory Effects User Experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Waltl
    • 1
  • Christian Raffelsberger
    • 1
  • Christian Timmerer
    • 1
  • Hermann Hellwagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. of Information Technology, Multimedia Communication GroupKlagenfurt UniversityKlagenfurtAustria

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