Tony Tony - 3 months ago 85
Javascript Question

Convert base64 string to ArrayBuffer

I need to convert a base64 encode string into an ArrayBuffer.
The base64 strings are user input, they will be copy and pasted from an email, so they're not there when the page is loaded.
I would like to do this in javascript without making an ajax call to the server if possible.

I found those links interesting, but they didt'n help me:

ArrayBuffer to base64 encoded string

this is about the opposite conversion, from ArrayBuffer to base64, not the other way round

http://jsperf.com/json-vs-base64/2

this looks good but i can't figure out how to use the code.

Is there an easy (maybe native) way to do the conversion? thanks

Answer

Try this:

function _base64ToArrayBuffer(base64) {
    var binary_string =  window.atob(base64);
    var len = binary_string.length;
    var bytes = new Uint8Array( len );
    for (var i = 0; i < len; i++)        {
        bytes[i] = binary_string.charCodeAt(i);
    }
    return bytes.buffer;
}
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