Convert blob URL to normal URL

My page generates a URL like this: "blob:http%3A//localhost%3A8383/568233a1-8b13-48b3-84d5-cca045ae384f" How can I convert it to a normal address?

I'm using it as an <img>'s src attribute.

Answers:

Answer

A URL that was created from a JavaScript Blob can not be converted to a "normal" URL.

A blob: URL does not refer to data the exists on the server, it refers to data that your browser currently has in memory, for the current page. It will not be available on other pages, it will not be available in other browsers, and it will not be available from other computers.

Therefore it does not make sense, in general, to convert a Blob URL to a "normal" URL. If you wanted an ordinary URL, you would have to send the data from the browser to a server and have the server make it available like an ordinary file.

It is possible convert a blob: URL into a data: URL, at least in Chrome. You can use an AJAX request to "fetch" the data from the blob: URL (even though it's really just pulling it out of your browser's memory, not making an HTTP request).

Here's an example:

var blob = new Blob(["Hello, world!"], { type: 'text/plain' });
var blobUrl = URL.createObjectURL(blob);

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest;
xhr.responseType = 'blob';

xhr.onload = function() {
   var recoveredBlob = xhr.response;

   var reader = new FileReader;

   reader.onload = function() {
     var blobAsDataUrl = reader.result;
     window.location = blobAsDataUrl;
   };

   reader.readAsDataURL(recoveredBlob);
};

xhr.open('GET', blobUrl);
xhr.send();

data: URLs are probably not what you mean by "normal" and can be problematically large. However they do work like normal URLs in that they can be shared; they're not specific to the current browser or session.

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another way to create a data url from blob url may be using canvas.

var canvas = document.createElement("canvas")
var context = canvas.getContext("2d")
context.drawImage(img, 0, 0) // i assume that img.src is your blob url
var dataurl = canvas.toDataURL("your prefer type", your prefer quality)

as what i saw in mdn, canvas.toDataURL is supported well by browsers. (except ie<9, always ie<9)

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For those who came here looking for a way to download a blob url video / audio, this answer worked for me. In short, you would need to find an *.m3u8 file on the desired web page through Chrome -> Network tab and paste it into a VLC player.

Another guide shows you how to save a stream with the VLC Player.

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As the previous answer have said, there is no way to decode it back to url, even when you try to see it from the chrome devtools panel, the url may be still encoded as blob.

However, it's possible to get the data, another way to obtain the data is to put it into an anchor and directly download it.

<a href="blob:http://example.com/xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx" download>download</a>

Insert this to the page containing blob url and click the button, you get the content.

Another way is to intercept the ajax call via a proxy server, then you could view the true image url.

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