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Convert a Blob to a Buffer.

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Say you're using the 'buffer' module on npm, or browserify and you're working with lots of binary data.

Unfortunately, sometimes the browser or someone else's API gives you a Blob. Silly browser. How do you convert it to a Buffer?

Something with a goofy FileReader thingy... Time to Google for it yet again... There must be a better way!

There is! Simply use this module!

Works in the browser. This module is used by WebTorrent!


npm install blob-to-buffer


var toBuffer = require('blob-to-buffer')
// Get a Blob somehow... 
var blob = new Blob([ new Uint8Array([1, 2, 3]) ], { type: 'application/octet-binary' })
var buffer = toBuffer(blob, function (err, buffer) {
  if (err) throw err
  buffer[0] // => 1 
  buffer.readUInt8(1) // => 2 


MIT. Copyright (c) Feross Aboukhadijeh.