High Data Usage: Listening to pre-loaded mp3's?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lord lucan, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. lord lucan

    lord lucan Well-Known Member
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    Hi All,

    I've spent the last 2 hours listening to a mix of mp3's that were either pre-loaded onto my sd card and that I've added to it myself (40-60 split) and I've noticed on 3G watchdog that my usage has shot up 40% odd!

    Why has this happened when I'm listening to stuff from my sd card?

    I have installed the last.fm app for what it's worth, is it doing soemthing it shouldn't be?

    I've had a look in my task manager and there is nothing obvious running that shouldn't be, if that makes sense...


    Any help?
     

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  2. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    i am not up on lastfm, or 'scrobbling', but afaik it recommends other tracks based on your usage, thus is constantly sending data to and fro... however, it is doing exactly as it should, by all accounts
     
  3. snowmobile

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    When I play my music I've noticed a Last.fm message in the notification bar which says 'Now Scrobbling'. If I click on that it takes me to information about the artist which it has presumably downloaded while I was playing the track.

    It hasn't really bothered me as my data plan has a high limit but I've just checked the Last.fm settings and it is possible to turn this off. Just untick 'Scrobble Android Player'.
     
  4. lord lucan

    lord lucan Well-Known Member
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    OKily dokily, I'll untick the option for scrobbling and report back.

    Cheers
     
  5. snowmobile

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    I've just noticed that there is also an option for 'Scrobble only on Wi-Fi'.
     
  6. lord lucan

    lord lucan Well-Known Member
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    I've unticked the scrobbling option and media player or lastfm aren't running in the background but below is a log of usage:

    Time MB Usage 3G Watchdog percentage
    13:15: 342.64mb 68.5%
    13:20 345.08mb 69%
    13:25 347.69mb 69.5%
    13:30 350.73mb 70.2%
    13:34 353.19mb 70.6%
    13:36 354.26mb 70.9%
    13:37 354.87mb 71%
    13:40 355.33mb 71.1%
     
  7. adam1985

    adam1985 Well-Known Member
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    get the spare parts app and check what is using the connection :thinking:
     
  8. lord lucan

    lord lucan Well-Known Member
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    I've rebooted and all seems back to normal now....really weird. I can only imagine that once I unticked the scrobbling option, that the phone needed to be rebooted???
     
  9. kboya

    kboya Well-Known Member
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    or maybe just the app restarted? Either way, restarting the fone every so often is hardly onerous
     
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