Download file 5-40 MB in android 2.2 from URL??

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Download file 5-40 MB in android 2.2 from URL??

Postby cooldeep » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:53 pm

I am developing an application in which i need to download a file(.zip / .txt / .jpg etc) size- 5 to 50 MB.. Application based on Android 2.2.

The user provides the URL and triggers the download but then the downloading process runs in background until complete.

streaming should be used for downloading file.
I want to know how can this be done using HTTP connections.
=>what classes can be used for this?
=>Does android 2.2 provides an API for this?

Any kind of help is appreciated....
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Re: Download file 5-40 MB in android 2.2 from URL??

Postby jonbonazza » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:51 am

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Re: Download file 5-40 MB in android 2.2 from URL??

Postby imbroken » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:23 am

I'm using Apache HTTP Client for this.

FileOutputStream fos = null;
InputStream fis = null;
HttpGet httpRequest = null;
HttpParams httpParameters = new BasicHttpParams();
// Set the timeout in milliseconds until a connection is
// established.
int timeoutConnection = 2500;
HttpConnectionParams.setConnectionTimeout(httpParameters, timeoutConnection);
// Set the default socket timeout (SO_TIMEOUT)
// in milliseconds which is the timeout for waiting for data.
int timeoutSocket = 2500;
HttpConnectionParams.setSoTimeout(httpParameters, timeoutSocket);

try {
httpRequest = new HttpGet(new URI(url));
DefaultHttpClient httpClient = new DefaultHttpClient(httpParameters);
HttpResponse response = (HttpResponse) httpClient.execute(httpRequest);

int statusCode = response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode();
if (statusCode == HttpStatus.SC_OK) {
HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();
fos = context.openFileOutput(zipFileName,Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
fis = entity.getContent();

byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
int length = 0;
while ((length = != -1) {
fos.write(buffer, 0, length);
catch { } finally {//maybe better to close the streams here}
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