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“Mediaserver” under Power management / Battery usage (xperia ZL)

I have a Sony Xperia ZL running Android 4.2.2 . There's a background process named "Mediaserver" which uses most of my battery, while the phone is on standby. If I charge it to 100% and leave it ...
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Media scanner ignores .nomedia on external sd card

I have my music on the external SD card on my phone, and use FolderSync to automatically sync podcast files to the same SD card from my computer. There are .nomedia files in the podcast folders (they ...
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Why can't Android Media Storage detect my new Ringtone file?

I have had this problem on both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 (of all phones). I have a file, it is the same ringtone file I use on all my phones, it is an edited mp3 of a song I like. I put this file in ...
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Mp3 not showing in library

I spent an hour trying to get this to work so I could get some sleep in my noisy hospital bed last night. I wanted to listen to some noise on loop. I downloaded some waves lapping type music. It's ...
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Media scanner will not recognize NEW music

So I have a bunch of music already, all in /sdcard/music that scans just fine. When I add new music to the folder, the scanner does not recognize it even though I can see them in the folder in My ...
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Is it possible to add arbitrary folders to the media scanner?

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide and it's got 4 gigs of storage that isn't main storage and isn't SD card memory. It shows up as a separate section under settings->storage and it's mounted on ...
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How do I reinstall MediaScannerService?

I recently rooted my Samsung Exhibit II. and was going through and deleting some bloatware and accidentally fat fingered and deleted the MediaScannerService not realizing what I was deleting. Does ...
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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Mediaserver is eating my phone's battery?

I'm using dual boot on my SGS2 with CM10.1 and JellyBam and both running fine but with some issue of mediaserver draining my phone's battery like a crazy nut. I have checked on Google and got many ...
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Mac's Android File Explorer and SSH are not in sync

I transfered some photos using the Android File Explorer application for Macs. However, I accidentally put them in the Music/ folder and Android File Explorer doesn't allow me to move files. So I ...
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How do I fix my camera?

I have a Samsung Admire (running Android 2.3) & my camera won't work: it keeps saying cannot connect to camera & it always says multimedia scanning. I'm not sure but I think some pics have ...
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Video showing up as Audio in media library

I use Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus. I have copied a .avi File to the 'Movies'-folder of the device using mtpfs. I expected the file to show up as a Video in the Media Library so I can use Skifta (a ...
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anycall Galaxy S freezes after media scanner running during boot up

this is my first post and im new here..any help is highly appreciated my anycall galaxy S freezes right after media scanner completes its scan from booting up... i tried restarting the phone many ...
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Orphaned media files (alarm sounds etc); exist but not present in media database?

On my SGS3 (running CM 10.1.3) I have a very odd problem where audio files have gone missed from the media database, although the file is obviously still on the phone (and I can't find it with ES ...
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Can't access playlist folder on Galaxy Note II

I'm trying to create a backup solution to my problem with playlists, which are automatically emptied when my phone detects I've unmounted my SD card (this happens every time the phone turns off). ...
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Gallery images appearing in mixed up order

I have an HTC One X with stock Android 4.1.1. As you know, Android 4.1 introduced a "nice" feature to the gallery which allows grouping images by events. Unfortunately, after this update I started to ...