Media Server Entry in Battery Use List

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  1. LuN3yDaV3

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    Today I was looking at what was using up my battery. There was an entry in the Settings > About Phone > Battery use that read "Media Server" that had the same icon as Android System. It was using 18% of the battery. I closed everything in Task Killer that I don't normally use and it was still there. I rebooted the phone and it was gone. Anyone seen this and/or know what this is?
     
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    The 18% means that it HAS been using 18% of the totally battery consumption since the phone was last plugged in or restarted so killing all applications at that time will not have changed that number.

    I suspect its a music player that was causing that.
     
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    One thing I just thought of.....

    I was at work and my wifi was on. Do you think it connected to some open wifi computer and was listing itself as a media server?
     
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    Well I do know that much, that it was using 18% of the battery but was wondering why there was an entry for Media Server instead of Android System.
     
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    Well there is a Media Server process...

    Let me see if I can pull up something on it.
     
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    I started all the media apps I have and even installed twonkyserver and was streaming media to my Windows 7 laptop. This still didn't trigger the mediaserver process to show up. It must have been something strange with my wifi and a media app running at work. I will see tomorrow if I can reproduce the "problem"
     
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    I had the same service running today and it was using 38% of my battery. Actually it ran my battery down in about 4 hours. My wifi was not enabled, but I was using Pandora, but that had its own entry in the list with only 3% battery use. Could this be the service needed to run any multimedia app?
     
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    Are you using Pandora at all?
     
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    ^ me? Yes.
    Thats why I figured it had something to do with the media system in general.
    If you weren't asking me, sorry :)
     
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    Sorry no, it was for the OP. I just noticed you mentioned Pandora in your reply. Damn my poor scanning skills. :)
     
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    Still having this mediaserver process show up on my Droid. Now that I'm rooted I can see it in OS Monitor app using 90% cpu and my phone is fairly warm on the back. I can't kill it from OS Monitor either. It's showing as /system/bin/mediaserver PID 1083. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm not running anything related to media in case you're wondering.
     
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    im having the same problem with mediaserver showing up. Any idea how to fix it?
     
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    Another "same here", problem appeared today after I used UPnPlay and it crashed a few times...will keep an eye on it.
     
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    No one knows huh? i'm starting to notice a similar things happening on my phone from time to time. It can use up to 93% of my cpu. crazy. most times I have to restart, sometimes I can kill the process. Droid2
     
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    I just updated Kid Mode Saturday and mine started showing up as well. I've had it on there for a couple months and use it heavily and it's never shown up before. I've also noticed a battery life decrease lately as well, but only when using anything internet related , including the above mentioned app .I can watch my battery drop while using YouTube, Kid Mode, etc whereas it was no where near as bad before.
     
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