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Media Hub service opens up after every call
I have noticed that the media hub download service turns itself back on after every call I make. Would an automatic service killer be able to kill it after every call I make or do I manually have to do it via the settings menu?
Thanks for any help
- 10-20-2010, 08:17 PM #2
- 10-21-2010, 06:12 AM #3
The DRM service and the Media Hub service are two different services.
The Media Hub service hasn't been much of a battery killer, and the original "kill it" advice was a questionable attempt to ensure the DRM service didn't restart. The DRM service has been a battery killer, but I think the DI18 patch may have resolved that issue. It's still running on my phone, and I've had phenomenal battery life ... when I'm not in my basement office or constantly playing games (GD Angry Birds!).
When I say phenomenal, I mean:
- I'm using Power Control Plus to:
-- Show me battery percentage
-- Turn off 3G and turn WiFi on, which is set to no sleep
Overnight, I'm seeing 10 hours off plug with 75%+ of battery remaining.
- 10-21-2010, 07:24 AM #4
- 10-21-2010, 07:35 AM #5
A 40 hour potential is great when compared to the 24 hour potential I was seeing with 3G on, and the less than 8 some folks were seeing before DI18. This included at least 30 minutes of active use (email checking, games) before going to bed. I have mail configured to check an IMAP account every 30 minutes and an Exchange account doing push. I have WeatherBug Elite updating weather for four cities every hour and a live wall paper every 12. I have LauncherPro pulling in Twitter and Facebook stuff every hour as well.
If you want something like 5% over 10 hours, you'd probably have to turn all data off (if not put the phone into airline mode), as well as remove all widgets and not use a live wall paper.
I just don't see anyone getting anywhere near 200 hours of battery life out of any smart phone's standard battery. If you're getting that, more power to you ... literally, apparently, as well as figuratively.
- 10-21-2010, 08:06 AM #6
- 10-21-2010, 08:27 AM #7
Usage of 25% overnight is still unacceptable.
- 10-21-2010, 10:11 AM #8
I did my own test on the DRM service and found that it wasn't doing anything to my battery so I stopped turning it off. Just a waste of time to me even if it's a small decrease in battery life. I didn't notice it if any.
With the recent update the sleep battery life has improved drastically, obviously. I just wish I could get more than 3 hours of medium to light use out of 20% battery.
It last my work day; and, if I go out after that I'd need to charge it back up for at least an hour to make it through the night. That's not bad; but, I still wish there was more juice figuring the whole concept of this phone is "take the movies with you".
Yea, I took them with me but at the cost of having a phone.
- 10-21-2010, 12:32 PM #9
last night i lost only 6% after 8 an hour sleep.
and typically at my house i have pretty low signal so im satisfied.
i typically do turn off drm but thats just cause other people do it, i dont really keep track. its not like the schedule is engraved in my brain and i have to do it every time.
- 10-22-2010, 02:05 PM #10Originally Posted by Tibwolf
I have noticed that the media hub drm service turns itself back on after every call I make. Would an automatic service killer be able to kill it after every call I make or do I manually have to do it via the settings menu?
Thanks for any help
- 10-22-2010, 02:19 PM #11
- 10-22-2010, 03:49 PM #12
I was really amazed when I saw how many things are triggered by different system events. I was of the thinking that the process wouldn't run unless I actually opened the program. I shut down all the stuff I don't use like Sprint Football, Amazon mp3, Nascar, etc. I didn't want to remove them for fear of missing ota updates but it seems that simply having a non stock kernel will cause this too.
- 10-23-2010, 10:00 AM #13
- 10-23-2010, 05:46 PM #15
- 10-23-2010, 05:49 PM #16
- 10-23-2010, 06:46 PM #17
- 10-23-2010, 09:34 PM #18
The DRM service is not an ordinary app with a user interface. (That is what the TouchWiz task manager shows.) Rather, a service is a background process. If it is running you can find it, and stop it, from the Android settings interface:
Settings -> Applications - > Running services.
- 10-24-2010, 09:13 AM #19
I am using the stock tasK manager... I'm on build DI18....
I found both the services media hub download manager and the DMR service running. By using "Settings -> Applications - > Running services" I see that I can stop them but my questions are:
What will I lose by stopping them?
What will I gain by stopping them?
Will they restart on there own?
This is my first smart phone and I have lots of questions....
- 10-24-2010, 12:11 PM #20
- 10-24-2010, 06:49 PM #21
- 10-24-2010, 06:55 PM #22
If you have some monitoring utility (such as AutoStart Killer) that automatically kills the DRM service whenever it starts, that is handier than the manual method. But then, if you want DRM enabled, you would have to change the settings in that utility to allow DRM to run.
- 10-25-2010, 07:06 AM #23
I have found that there is no need to reboot the phone. Manually running the media hub app and making a purchase or rental will restart the drm service as necessary to unlock the movie. It just adds about five seconds to the process of aquiring the license.