Base64 De-/Encoder is a commandline program for Windows, Linux and Mac that can decode and encode files using the Base64 algorithm.
Available as 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions.
Very simple command interface Help screen if no parameters entered Extremely fast operation
Really needs a GUI, area to paste in text, ability to specify output, need to auto-strip headers, need to handle multiple attachment streams
Base64 De-Encoder is exactly what it says it is: it will encode something into a base64 text stream, or reverse the process by decoding. It relies on you, the operator, to strip out the headers, separate the attachment streams (if there are several), and present it with a clean base64 stream. If you do so, and knows command prompts, it is extremely fast and efficient.
However, one couldn't help but to think that this program could be so much more, like having the ability to auto-strip the headers, auto-separate multiple streams, have a GUI, suggest output names, have the ability to accept streams in clipboard or area to paste such texts instead of only load them from files, and so on.
That's s why it's only getting 4 stars out of 5. The author didn't go out of his way to add features to the program, but it does what it does very well. I have used it and extracted Word Documents out of raw base64 code inside e-mails. Works perfectly.
"Worked well for me. Converted embeded pdf back to pdf."
September 16, 2008
Version: Base64 De-/Encoder 1.1.1
No install. Command line, give it command, input file name, output file name and it is done.
None that I know of.
This program allowed me to convert an embeded pdf from an e-mail back to a pdf. The file was embeded as base64 information. I deleted all the parts of the e-mail that were not part of the encoded information. Saved the file and used that as the input for the program and my pdf was recreated. Worked great!!!