Colibri is a native hi-res audiophile lossless audio & music player for your Mac

A native Mac audio and music player that supports crystal-clear bit-perfect gapless playback of all popular lossless and lossy audio formats, uses only a tiny amount of computing power and offers a clean and intuitive user experience – it only ‘does what it says on the can’.



one-time purchase - free updates


macOS 10.10+ / 64-bit


Check out the free Colibri DAC/DSD Test app

  • Saves your battery

    Uses a barely noticable amount of computing power, Colibri is built using state-of-the-art Swift programming language while the BASS audio engine is bundled as machine code and the interface uses built-in components by Apple. This was done in order to achieve a tiny footprint and to be as native to macOS as humanly possible.

  • Plays your audio

    Colibri supports the most widely used range of file formats in terms of lossless audio: FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, APE, TTA, DSD, WavPack, popular lossy formats: Ogg Vorbis, MP1/MP2/MP3 and AAC/M4A, network streams/online radio, MOD and MIDI files (with per song SoundFont support)! For your undisturbed listening pleasure, Colibri supports Exclusive/Hog mode as well. A lossless audio player at heart with love to other popular formats as well.

  • Handles CUE Sheets

    Complete Cue sheet support: malformed and disordered content is reprocessed during loading along with a painless and quick way to add your whole collection – Colibri will analyze and decide whether to load the Cue sheet in the folder or queue every song one by one for every added/dragged folder recursively.

  • Supports gapless playback

    Extensively designed from the ground-up to provide a true gapless listening experience. Colibri prepares the upcoming song for playback in the background to further eliminate gaps for (slower) external drives or network shares without pushing the entire song into memory, meaning that no extra CPU or RAM usage is needed!

Next-generation BS2B support

Individual Song & Audio Device Profiles
Custom Processing Order
Automatic Profile Switching

LEARN MORE ABOUT BS2B

  • Picks up where you left off

    Saves or empties your current playlist upon quitting and re-opens your songs when you start it up again. Furthermore, Colibri can also save and load its’ current playlist to a custom format that can even be appended to an already existing playlist. Loading and appending is also available for M3U and M3u8 playlist files.

  • Avoids most problems

    Colibri does its’ best to avoid most problems before, during and even after playback. Loading unsupported files show up as an error message and files that have disappeared since loading are automatically removed and skipped upon being reached in the playlist. A Mac lossless player developed with flexibility and error correction in mind.

  • Understands your language

    Capable of rendering the song information as it was intended to be shown: of all the tried metadata it had no problem with displaying Cyrillic or kanji/katakana/hiragana characters mixed with ASCII. All known metadata types readable by the BASS engine and macOS are supported by Colibri.

  • Respects your privacy

    Colibri does not phone home, collect usage data, spy on you or modify files in any way. It also does not contain DRM routines, have features hidden behind a paywall or bind functions to a subscription model. Colibri is an audio player that respects your privacy to the fullest and this will never change.

10-band Peaking Equalizer

 

Individual Song Profiles
Automatic Profile Switching
Adjustable Bandwidth

  • Displays album art

    Displays embedded cover art for FLAC files and ID3 / iTunes artwork metadata (mainly for ALAC / M4A and MP3 files). When that yields no visible results then Colibri looks around the folder where the current song resides for a cover art image and shows that. See the FAQ for details on the exact files Colibri looks for. FLAC files with embedded picture data or supplied album art images are displayed automatically.

  • Resides in your Menu Bar

    Colibri can place an unobtrusively small icon in the Menu Bar for easy access and playlist control: you can either start/pause the playback, skip to the next track or go back to the previous one. It also displays the info and cover art image of the current song. Control Colibri from even multiple Spaces desktops away with the MenuBar Controller!

  • Integrates with Finder and your Keyboard

    Colibri conforms all of Apple’s strict requirements – which means that it shows up in Finder as an option in “Open With” when a supported file is selected. Colibri can also open all files of a folder by opening just one of them from Finder – see the Settings – Behavior screenshots in the Gallery.

  • Adjusts to your Display

    Colibri’s interface elements scale themselves nicely on every screen resolution and pixel density, while Colibri also offers a wide range of usage modes from small condensed to fullscreen complete with multiple types of column layouts and a resizable player window.

Colibri 1.9.1 Changelog

Thank you for using Colibri! This updates brings a bunch of bugfixes (codec errors, SoundFont usage, per-Song BS2B/EQ profiles, various crashes), eight new playlist columns (…and sorting for all!), a new ‘insert’ mode for the Playlist, switchable Auto-Play and Permanent Pause options – among other smaller enhancements. Happy listening!

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Updated codebase to Swift 5
  • Settings -> Output now better fits all kHz entries
  • Volume is now automatically raised to 100% for DSD files when DoP/DoPA mode is selected and restored to previous volume level for non-DSD files (and PCM mode)
  • Unsupported DST encoded DSD and DTS encoded WAV files will now show proper Unsupported Codec error messages
  • added an alternate fallback method for Automatic Sample Rate Switching for stubborn DACs (Colibri uses it automatically when needed)
  • Finder sorting order is used to enqueueing files to the Playlist
  • Playlist will be rendered with system default monospace font when available (macOS 10.11 and up)
  • added a ‘Use Default SoundFont’ option for MIDI files to the right-click context menu of the Playlist
  • removing the default SoundFont will automatically set the next available SoundFont as the default
  • if the SoundFont list is empty, then the first SoundFont will automatically be marked as the default
  • removing a SoundFont only causes playback restart if the currently played song is affected by the removal
  • importing a new SoundFont will automatically set it as the default
  • new switchable option in Settings -> Playlist: “Dragging to the Playlist via Mouse / Trackpad”:
    • songs will be added at pointer position (insert)
    • songs will be added at the end of the list (append, like before)
  • added ‘Permanent Pause’ to Settings -> Behavior (Off, by default):
    • pause will ‘hold’ until the Play button is pressed again
    • switching to a different song will ‘arm’/prepare the song for playback
    • seeking repositions the playhead and it will play audio from the selected spot once unpaused
    • removing songs from the playlist does not affect the paused state
  • added ‘Auto-Play’ to Settings -> Behavior (On, by default):
    • On: Colibri automatically plays the next song
    • Off: Colibri stops when the current song ends
  • Playlist Columns have been rewritten from scratch for improved stability: see Settings -> Columns
  • Columns are now sortable:
    • click on the header once to sort playlist by that column
    • clicking once again switches between Ascending/Descending sorting
    • sorting is supported across all columns
  • added new Columns:
    • Length, kHz, Codec, Year, Track Number, Disc Number, Composer and Bit Depth
  • Playlist Columns can now have vertical and horizontal Grids:
    • they help in finding the columns boundaries during reordering and resizing
    • Grids can be toggled on/off in Settings -> Themes
    • a color picker has been added to Settings -> Themes for the Grid
  • new Loop option ‘Random Round Robin’ in Settings -> Playlist:
    • each song in the Playlist will be played once per “round”
    • when all songs were played once, a new “round” begins
    • removing a song causes the “round”
    • double-clicking on a song does not reset the “round”
    • a great way to have a balanced, random playback order
  • monospace system fonts are now used in both the Title bar and Status bar (10.11 and up)

BUGS FIXED IN THIS UPDATE

  • Colibri would not display its’ name in the Force Quit and Activity Monitor windows
  • Colibri would prevent the system from entering sleep state
  • Colibri would fail to play the upcoming song under very high system load
  • Playhead wouldn’t always continue from the same spot on output device change
  • Playlist would have a weird glitch on startup
  • Force Sample Rate would cause crash on startup
  • Online Streams wouldn’t always start playback
  • Random playback order would sometime cause Colibri to crash
  • BS2B and EQ profiles wouldn’t property restore on next startup
  • After starting Colibri, the playlist would become disorganized/chaotic if files had gone missing since last start
  • Automatic Sample Rate Switching wouldn’t always switch properly after the end of the playlist had been reached
  • Menubar Controller didn’t always refresh the data on song change
  • some built-in Audio DSP hardware wouldn’t switch sample rate properly (mainly newer MacBook Pros)
  • SoundFonts won’t always properly reload on next launch
  • SoundFonts won’t properly switch on a per-song basis
  • custom SoundFonts could disappear from the SoundFont list
  • setting a custom SoundFont as default wouldn’t always save properly
  • network streams won’t trigger a ‘Problem calculating song length’ error
  • Menubar Controller properly shows Light/Dark control buttons as per system theme
  • Colibri could crash by clicking on the EQ button while the Playlist is empty
  • moving multiple songs in the Playlist at once could cause titles to be become disorganized
  • dragging files / folder to the dock would not be added to the Playlist properly
  • Colibri could crash on El Capitan 10.11.6 when switching between Dock and Menu modes
  • added missing keyboard shortcut to DSD output mode menu
  • About Colibri window didn’t properly switch the Light logo in Dark Mode
  • Theme import / export buttons wouldn’t properly spawn the browser windows
  • Pressing Return on an empty playlist could sometimes cause crash
  • Pressing Return while nothing is selected in the playlist could cause crash
  • Color Pickers in Settings -> Themes should now behave as expected of them

Thank you Henning Gärtner for all-around essential feedback and testing, Rick Ernsting for feedback on the SoundFont issues!

I’d like to thank the artists who have shown their love and support for Colibri by granting me permission to use their album artworks:
 

Colibri is the passion project of Gábor Hargitai, brought to you by countless sleepless and caffeine-induced nights.
Support Email: gabor@barefootwebdesign.co.nz