Colibri is a native lossless audio & music player for Mac built from scratch on top of the award-winning BASS technology

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
  • 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 1.8.10 Changelog

Thank you for using Colibri! This update brings Theme support and fixes Automatic Sample Rate Switching. Happy listening!

Thank you for using Colibri! This update brings Theme support and fixes Automatic Sample Rate Switching. Happy listening!

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Having problems with your DAC? Colibri now has an Engine Debug window available from Help -> Show Debug Log, where you can see what happens under the hood as Colibri tries to communicate with your DAC, specifically the
  • equency rate setting attempts. With a click of a button the log output can be inserted to a blank email and sent to me if you’ve got a question
  • Colibri now supports Themes / custom color tinting (Settings -> Themes) with import/export
  • Colibri Themes can be imported and opened system-wide by using colibritheme:///Users/username/theme.colibriTheme
  • Switching between Audio Devices during playback continues playback on the selected device
  • Audio Output falls back to System Default if saved device is not found
  • Added ZXTune support as a switchable option (Settings -> Behavior)
  • Added SeekBar animation smoothness switchable option
  • Song Preload now sends an extra wake-up signal to external drives
  • Added MP3/MP2 support to Cue Sheet index processing
  • Better support for files with broken headers
  • When Colibri’s window loses focus the playlist cursor no longer turns to gray
  • Added Menu Bar Song information display with truncate options (Settings -> Display)
  • Added “play the first new song if nothing is playing” to Settings -> Playlist
  • Added ‘Set volume to 0 dB for DSD’ with automatic volume level restoral for non-DSD files
  • Added ‘DAC and CoreAudio bridging mode’ for DSD – should raise compatiblity with DACs
  • Added option to select frequency for cases when a higher frequency file is played than what is supported by the output device
  • Added ‘Force Sample Rate’ option for Sound Output Device
  • All supported sample rates of the audio output device reported by CoreAudio are now visible within Settings -> Output
  • If the user-defined audio output has disappeared then Colibri uses the system default
  • Minor UI positioning fixes (mostly equal button lengths and alignments)
  • Better handling of adding multiple files at once
  • Colibri’s main window title now properly centers itself
  • Status Bar update redraw cycles have been reduced, which means even less CPU usage than before
  • Status Bar now serves as a messaging pipeline as well: messages from Colibri’s background processes can briefly be seen there, such as the state of scanning files, analyzing song lengths for total time statistics and file loading
  • mp; enqueuing progression
  • Added licensing info of ColorPickerPopover

BUGS FIXED IN THIS UPDATE

  • Automatic Sample Rate Switching has been completely rewritten and is now fixed
  • Automatic Sample Rate Switching now properly happens with preloaded files
  • Dropping files on top of Colibri’s main window now properly adds them
  • Fixed a typo in BS2B settings
  • ‘Open Network Stream’ now accepts CMD + V for pasting the network address
  • Updated support email in About window
  • Default EQ is now properly restored when Colibri is opened
  • Total time in the main window title bar wouldn’t always be accurate while seeking
  • Song info wouldn’t update when Right/Ctrl-clicking on Colibri in the Dock
  • MIDI bank switching wouldn’t always be seamless
  • BS2B Settings page could cause a crash by simultaneously clearing and assigning a profile
  • Dark / Light theme did not properly update the default album art cover
  • Deleting multiple songs did not always properly recalculate the statistics
  • Moving horizontally with the keyboard left and right keys was disabled while an Open/Save dialog was open – instead, Colibri would seek forward/backward
  • Loading a playlist file would cause the Sandbox window to constantly pop up
  • Saving a playlist with at least one network stream in it would cause it not be restored properly on loading
  • resetting BS2B data didn’t always update the text within Settings -> BS2B
  • song statistic calculations could go haywire when a song with corrupt header was present
  • loading folders with multiple folders wouldn’t always start the playback even though autostart was enabled
  • Volume wouldn’t always properly restore itself between sessions
  • Playlist background color could cause some clipping issues
  • FLAC files wouldn’t always reload their album arts if Album Art was disabled then re-enabled during playback
  • Network streams would cause preload to stop playback instead of continuing
  • ‘silently add them to the list’ wouldn’t always work with a folders mixed with files
  • Deleting thousands of files from the playlist at once is way faster than before (although the Sandbox entitlements still have to be revoked one by one)

Also I’ve hit the 4000 character limit of the changelog when submitting this new update

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.
email: gabor@barefootwebdesign.co.nz / direct message: contact form