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Last night I formatted a 64GB SD card in Fat32 (so TWRP would use it) then reloaded all my music and pictures back onto it as well as moving my TiBu backups and some other stuff to free up my internal storage on my LG Optimus G E970. After that I made a nandroid backup then rebooted and went to bed, leaving the phone on, but plugged into the wall charger. This morning I unplug it, check my email on it (shows 100% charged), lock the screen and go about my business. I check my phone about an hour and a half later and I'm down to 90% battery. I check my battery stats and Mediaserver shows to have used 65% of that discharge. I'm running 4.0.4 with a custom kernel and ROM, but I've been using that particular kernel and ROM for about a week with no issues.

My question is: did formatting my SD card to Fat32 cause Mediaserver to go haywire? Or is it something else? I should mention I did just start using PlayerPro about a day before this, so not sure if that's the culprit or my SD card. I know that's where I'll start is by freezing PlayerPro, but is anyone else having this issue after reformatting an SD card to Fat32?
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Probably you have corrupted music/picture file(s) on your sdcard. Search for them and delete - should help.
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I too had a problem with media server running and killing my battery. I found that I had left USB Debugging enabled after rooting both my tablets, Motorola Xoom and Nexus 7. I disabled USB Debugging and rebooted the tablets. I haven't seen the media server run until I re-enabled USB Debugging.

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Well i have the media server bug except it only becomes active when i press a button and the key tone plays. when it is on silent and button presses dont produce key tones its not active. Anyone else ?
 
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What is wrong with this media server thing? I started listening music like 10 minutes ago. And this is what the media server does.



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Default Re: "Who is this 'Mediaserver' and why is he sucking my battery dry?"

How do pics and music files so commonly get corrupted though?
 
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How do pics and music files so commonly get corrupted though?
I don't think that's always it, because I have the same pics and music files on my microSD now that I had when I was having this mediaserver issue. So while there may be cases where corrupted files do trigger ms, in my case that clearly wasn't it.
New Phone: LG Nexus 5 D820 (32GB White) "Hammerhead"
Kernel: Franco r32
ROM: Stock 4.4.2 KOT49H w/ Xposed framework & Gravity Box tweaks
Recovery: TWRP 2.6.3.4
Runtime: Dalvik w/ Moto X optimized libraries

Old Phone: LG Optimus G E970 "Geeb"
Kernel: MysteryEmotionz' B20a1
ROM: Vanilla Rootbox (unofficial)
Recovery: TWRP 2.5.0

Tablet: Asus Nexus 7 (2013 32GB) "Flo"
Kernel: Franco r3
ROM: Stock 4.4 KMT16S
Recovery: TWRP 2.6.3.4
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I hate it so much!


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It's weird seing so many people with this mediaserver problem. I've had my phone for nearly two years and I've never had this problem.
 
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Next thing I'm going to do is wipe the damn sdcard.

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