i started with total milliseconds, which I've converted to to total minutes and total seconds:
long minutes = TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS.toMinutes(itemDuration); long seconds = TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS.toSeconds(itemDuration) - TimeUnit.MINUTES.toSeconds(minutes);
Now I want to display the minutes and seconds in a mm:ss format (and if occasionally there are hours, then convert to hh:mm:ss format). how would i go about doing this?
edit: I've tried using SimpleDateFormat, however it would display the wrong time in time zone that differ by half an hour vs a full hour. (ie: if the time zone was GMT +5:30 and the item duraction was 5 seconds, the app would display 30:05 instead of 00:05).. however it works fine for other time zones that differ by a full hour, such as GMT+5.
unless i'm doing something wrong with the SimpleDateFormat?
private static final SimpleDateFormat mLengthFormatter = new SimpleDateFormat("mm:ss", Locale.getDefault());
(also, just out of curiosity, if I use a SimpleDateFormat, and the number of minutes is greater than 2 digits, then what would happen? would it max out at 99?)