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Battery Drain +7-9%/hour with Doggcatcher playing podcasts

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grendude
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Battery Drain +7-9%/hour with Doggcatcher playing podcasts

I'm running a nightly of CM11 on a Samsung Note 2
Just three days ago, I did a complete wipe, factory reset, and re installed CM11.
After reinstalling only a few of my apps I have been taking note of any issues.
I have noticed that Doggcatcher is draining my battery (only when in use).
After 3-4 hours of listening to podcasts (not downloading podcasts nor doing anything else), my battery drains 30-40%.
Normal battery drain, just sitting in my pocket, is between 1-3%/ hour.

NOTE:
It took me a bit of time of searching this topic on the phone after I initially noticed it.
This screenshot is after 10-20 minutes with the phone on searching / reading.
Initially, Doggcatcher was the #1 battery drain, by far.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-Syn7Ueo9tvNUxHdWN2NnAxcGc

I've noticed this issue with doggcatcher for a while, through the last ~15-25 updates.
I was unsure if it was because of other issues, but now, after a wipe, I'm sure it's doggcatcher.

Is this normal?
Should I expect audio playback to drain my battery ~7-9% / hour (on top of normal drain)?
Any ideas?
Thanks!

WayneC
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There is an issue for some

There is an issue for some users of DC with custom ROM's (Example CM ), it's a problem in the ROM's audio playback (especially if you are using the "Variable Speed" feature) that will use more battery resources on playback.

Try disabling variable speed (In the DC Menu>Settings>Audio Player), not just setting to 1.0x) to see if that resolves it?

grendude
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Thanks for the comment.

Thanks for the comment.
Sadly, it's not that... variable speed is and has always been disabled.

WayneC
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It's either the ROM or the

It's either the ROM or the audio player that's the problem, DC uses the embedded Android media player for audio & video playback. Try a media player of your choice from the Play store & make it the default player on your device. If that doesn't resolve the problem, then it's definitely the ROM.