Descriptions for Colibri 1.8.8
Release Date: March 16, 2018
Developer: Gabor Hargitai
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: https://gaborhargitai.hu
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/colibri/id1178295426?mt=12
Native Lossless Audio for macOS with BS2B support
Colibri is a native macOS audio player built from scratch on top of the award-winning BASS technology, supports cristal-clear bit-perfect 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.
Saves your battery
Colibri uses a barely noticable amount of computing power during the playback of your music.
Plays your audio
- FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, APE, TTA, DSD, WavPack
- Ogg Vorbis, MP1/MP2/MP3 and AAC/M4A
- network streams/online radio
- MOD and MIDI files (with per song SoundFont support)
- 10band Equalizer
Handles CUE Sheets
Reads, processes- and to some extent- sanitizes cue sheets
Supports gapless playback
Colibri is extensively designed from the ground-up to provide a true gapless listening experience- with or without using a Cue Sheet.
Picks up where you left off
Saves your current playlist upon quitting and re-opens your songs when you start it up again.
Avoids most problems
Colibri does its’ best to avoid most problems before, during and after playback.
Understands your language
Colibri is 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.
Respects your privacy
Colibri does not phone home, collect usage data or modify files in any way.
Displays album art- Colibri displays embedded cover art for FLAC files and ID3/iTunes artwork metadata for other files (mainly M4A / ALAC and MP3). When that yields not results then it looks in the folder where the current song resides for a cover art image.
Resides in your Menu Bar
Colibri can place an unobtrusively small icon in the Menu Bar for easy access and playlist control
Integrates with Finder
Colibri conforms all of Apple’s strict requirements
Adjusts to your Display
Colibri’s interface elements scale themselves nicely on every screen resolution and pixel density.
What’s New in Colibri 1.8.8
- Added BS2B support with per song and per audio device automatic profile switching
- Added options in Menu > Colibri for resetting BS2B device and profile data
- Added 10band Peaking Equalizer support with per song automatic profiles switching
- Added support for ReplayGain either from audio file metadata or Cue Sheet
- Album Art in Colibri’s main window is now clickable, double click on it to see the cover image in a popover window!
- Album Art loading has been extended: the first readable jpg / jpeg / png is loaded if no suitable files is found
- Reorganized the Playlist, Display and Behavior sections in Settings
- Added option to load all files of a folder when opening one of them in Finder
- Added option of selecting the default behavior for adding songs from Finder: play at once or enqueue silently
- Added option of clearing the playlist on exit
- Status bar now has a ‘Stat’ section which shows the total number and total time of the tracks in the playlist
- Moved the time elapsed/remaining from the Status bar to the main window title as a selectable option
- Added option of setting the main window title: switch between time combinations and branding
- Added option of setting Precache kickoff time (5/10/15 seconds before current song ends)
- Added option of setting the amount of RAM used for audio cache/buffering
- Added option of setting the DSD data sending method (Auto/DoP/RAW)
- Playlist now closes ‘upwards’ instead of moving the player window downwards
- The folder crawling algorithm has been given an extensive makeover
- Cue Sheet processing has been rewritten to have better error correction
- Added menu entries for seeking forward and backward within Menu > Controls
- Added hotkeys for increasing and decresing volume by 10%: Control + Up/Down
- Added menu entries for increasing and decreasing volume by 10%
- Improved memory management of Adaptive Readahead
- Further enhanced the multithread support within the core of Colibri
- Added ‘Play song now’ option to Rightclick/Controlclick menu of Playlist
- Improved metadata support for APE and ALAC files when loaded from Cue Sheets
BUGS FIXED IN THIS UPDATE
- ‘Play currently selected’ would remain unclickable in Menu > Controls
- Malformed file name within a Cue Sheet could cause Colibri to crash on song change
- Malformed Cue Sheets would cause Colibri to miscalculate the song lengths
- Cue Sheets with additional comments would confuse Colibri
- Looping WAVE files forever with a certain header type could cause a memory leak
- Unreadable files ended up in playlist by loading them via the ‘Plus sign’ icon or File > Open
- Numerous Sandbox handling errors
- .log files would end up in the playlist
- Pressing ‘Stop’ wouldn’t always show the correct placeholder album art image
- Clear playlist on loading from Finder would only work once per session
- Adding multiple songs from Finder wouldn’t always start the playback from the first new song
- Playlist loading would sometimes fail to load files properly
- Playlist would have a dark background in Light mode if started with an empty playlist
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