Release Date: April 20, 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 1.8.9
Thank you for using Colibri! This update brings some small but annoying bugfixes and a fancy on/off switch for the Equalizer. Happy listening!
- Added missing DSD file type associations for Finder
- Added an on/off switch for the Equalizer as for some reason I totally forgot to include it
- Added a new default DSD Data Sending method that should play even nicer with your DACs: ‘Native with fallback to Auto’
- Unplayable / gone missing songs are now marked in red and are not removed from the playlist
- Such unplayable files will be cleared from being red if the path to them becomes available/reachable
- Enhanced the Sandbox handling to better differentiate between ‘unreachable’ and ‘reachable, but nonexistent’ file paths
- Reworked DSD data signal chain handling to make Colibri more crashproof in terms of selecting DSD sending methods not supported by the DAC
- Colibri can now figure out what to do with Cue Sheets that have alarmingly disorganized content
BUGS FIXED IN THIS UPDATE
- Sandbox permission dialog would constantly popup if a song went missing before playback
- Moving multiple songs around in the playlist would confuse Colibri
- Pressing the stop button wouldn’t always instantly stop the playback
- Colibri would sometimes highlight the wrong song as currently playing in the playlist
- Colibri would mix up remembered songs in the playlist if some of them disappeared before launch
- Colibri would crash when some songs are reordered during playback
- Fatal crash would occur if multiple songs went missing during playback
- Playlist songs would not accept the reordering properly during playback
- Playlist would become disorganized if a particular song type is moved during playback
- Colibri wouldn’t be able to come up with a random song order and would just grind to a halt
- Colibri would crash upon loading seriously nonconforming Cue Sheets