How to decode a Base 64 String into Binary Content in Python
Thank your lucky stars that we are not setting up our base 64 decoding from the ground up. That would have taken ages. In its place, we have a lovely API that will give us the same results in the merest fraction of the time.
With pip install, our client can be installed very easily.
pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client
Continuing onward, we need to use this code to call edit_text_base64_decode:
from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.EditTextApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))request = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Base64DecodeRequest() # Base64DecodeRequest | Input requesttry:# Base 64 decode, convert base 64 string to binary contentapi_response = api_instance.edit_text_base64_decode(request)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling EditTextApi->edit_text_base64_decode: %s\n" % e)
Toss in your text string and the API will take care of the decoding. Your response will be the binary form of the original string, easy as pie!