Base64 Encoder / Decoder

Base64 Encoder / Decoder is a simple free online tool that convert data to Internet friendly ASCII text format, and vice versa.

Base64 Encoding

Base64 is an encoding and decoding technique used to convert binary data to an American Standard for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format, and vice versa.

Base64 encoding schemes are commonly used when there is a need to encode binary data that needs to be stored and transferred over media that are designed to deal with textual data. This is to ensure that the data remain intact without modification during transport. Base64 is commonly used in a number of applications including email messages on Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) and complex Extensible Markup Language (XML) data.

Each Base64 digit represents exactly 6 bits of data. Three 8-bit bytes (i.e., a total of 24 bits) can therefore be represented by four 6-bit Base64 digits.

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