Base64 Encoder

What is a Base64 Encoder?

A Base64 encoder encodes binary data into the Base64 format. Base64 encoding works with a 65-character subset of the US-ASCII charset. The first 64 characters are mapped to an equivalent 6-bit binary sequence. The 65th character (=) is used for padding. The video below provides additional information and examples:

What is Base64?

Base64 is a catch-all term for a variety of similiar encoding schemes that encode binary by translating it into a radix-64 representation. Base64 schemes are commonly used when binary data must be stored or transferred over a media designed to deal with text. Base64 encoding aids in ensuring data remains unedited during this transport.