How do I base32 encode my files?
Drag your files into the upload box above to base32 encode them.
What is Base32 Encoding
While base64 encoding is more popular, base32 encoding is a similar
process, but limited to 32 characters. It takes arbitrary data and encodes
it into the base32 alphabet as defined in RFC 4686
Advantages of Base32 over Base64
Why use Base32 over it’s more popular cousin Base64?
There are a few advantages of Base32
- The result of a base32 encoding is safe to use in a URL without
any encoding any special characters.
- The Base32 character set is in a single case, which makes it
easier to remember and safe to use on filesystems that are
- The results are safe to use in filenames because they can’t
Disadvantages of Base32 compared to Base64
- Base32 encoded date is generally about 20% larger than Base64 encoded data