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29th September 2010, 02:39 PM   |  #1  
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So I've been trying to figure out what app(s) has been causing my battery to drain quicker than normal because I noticed it draining quicker than when I first flashed the Bionix 1.3 rom. I found a program called PowerTutor that profiles and monitors your phone's power usage and allows you to see how much power is used by each app.

I quickly found that 2 apps were sucking up all the power. The OLED screen by itself uses about 400mw of power. I found that QuickDesk is using about 350mw and DRM Portected Content Storage is using 380mw of power.

I have uninstalled QuickDesk, but what the heck is DRM Protected Content Storage. Is this a necessary app that needs to run in the background or is it safe to kill or better yet, prevent from running at all?

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New Finding: So I killed the DRM Protected Content Storage with a task killer, but apparently it's still running in the background because it's still eating up the battery according to PowerTutor.
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29th September 2010, 03:21 PM   |  #2  
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So I've been trying to figure out what app(s) has been causing my battery to drain quicker than normal because I noticed it draining quicker than when I first flashed the Bionix 1.3 rom. I found a program called PowerTutor that profiles and monitors your phone's power usage and allows you to see how much power is used by each app.

I quickly found that 2 apps were sucking up all the power. The OLED screen by itself uses about 400mw of power. I found that QuickDesk is using about 350mw and DRM Portected Content Storage is using 380mw of power.

I have uninstalled QuickDesk, but what the heck is DRM Protected Content Storage. Is this a necessary app that needs to run in the background or is it safe to kill or better yet, prevent from running at all?

Thanks


If you kill it, your Avatar movie may stop working. It will also likely make the Media Hub app never work, should they ever enable it for us. I can't think of anything else DRM would do for/against us. Avatar is easy enough to replace if you want to with Handbrake and a copy of the movie in a non-DRM format, so give it a go I guess. I might try it just to save battery. I have AutoStarts, so I should be able to keep it from ever loading. I suspect if you kill it, it will just come back.
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29th September 2010, 04:14 PM   |  #3  
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If you kill it, your Avatar movie may stop working. It will also likely make the Media Hub app never work, should they ever enable it for us. I can't think of anything else DRM would do for/against us. Avatar is easy enough to replace if you want to with Handbrake and a copy of the movie in a non-DRM format, so give it a go I guess. I might try it just to save battery. I have AutoStarts, so I should be able to keep it from ever loading. I suspect if you kill it, it will just come back.

The problem is it looks like the program is still running after I've killed it with a task killer. It doesn't even show up as a running task, but it's apparently still using power. 390mw's at the moment.

I don't have Avatar anymore since I swapped out the SD card and didn't plan on putting it back on and I won't be using MediaHub.

Since this program alone accounts for 80% or more of the power usage among all my apps while the phone is idling, I just want to prevent it from running at all. It's rediculous for a program to be using almost as much power as the screen!
29th September 2010, 04:27 PM   |  #4  
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DRM Protected Content Storage is a native Android service. It's a background loop service that runs whenever the display is active to insure that content with DRM is allowed to run and display.

You are misinterpreting what this is doing, as is the Power Tutor application. It will *ALWAYS* show a power draw that is roughly equivalent to the displays power draw when the display is active because it runs as a subset of the display service.

Fire up an ancient G1 running Donut and you'll see the same behavior...
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29th September 2010, 05:02 PM   |  #5  
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The problem is it looks like the program is still running after I've killed it with a task killer. It doesn't even show up as a running task, but it's apparently still using power. 390mw's at the moment.


That's where something like AutoStarts comes in. It allows you to disable services that auto-start.

See the other post about why it shows up that way. Sounds like it's not a big issue and the app you're using to estimate power draw is wrong about it.
29th September 2010, 05:09 PM   |  #6  
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That's where something like AutoStarts comes in. It allows you to disable services that auto-start.

See the other post about why it shows up that way. Sounds like it's not a big issue and the app you're using to estimate power draw is wrong about it.

OK, in that case I'll let it keep running. Thanks for all the info.
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its safe to stop the drm content storage i did it havent noticed any bad things going on with my phone.. hopefully battery life gets better.. i stop sns, drm, and some other service that was running havent had any FCs or anything like that if battery life gets better ill definitely be happy
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you can also freeze these process using Titanium Backup. This way, you won't delete them if you ever need to use them [DRM] and they won't be running in the background unnecessarily. Better battery life has been reported.
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sad to say battery life hasnt increased for me smh
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you can also freeze these process using Titanium Backup. This way, you won't delete them if you ever need to use them [DRM] and they won't be running in the background unnecessarily. Better battery life has been reported.

This is exactly what I did and have experienced bettery battery life with no ill side effects.

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