Native Bit-Perfect Lossless Audio :: Lightweight :: One-Time Purchase :: Free Lifetime Updates
Native Lossless Audio for macOS with BS2B support
Colibri is a native macOS audio player built from scratch on top of the BASS playback 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 (DSDIFF and DSF encoding), WavPack
- Ogg Vorbis, MP1/MP2/MP3 and AAC/M4A
- network streams/online radio
- Chiptune and Tracker music
- MOD and MIDI files (with per song SoundFont support)
- 10-band Equalizer
- Automatic Sample Rate Switching
- RAM Disk support
- Permanent Pause
- Default audio output
- Remember last used device
- Multiple loop options
- Per-device configuration with auto-switching
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.
Bug fixes: Playlist not showing added tracks, DSD DoP would continue in PCM mode, Album Art display crash, dropping files on the Dock icon wouldn't always properly save Sandbox bookmarks, crashes on startup due to invalid sample rate reports. More to come, thanks for all the reports and suggestions! Bugs/Feedback/Suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and Reviews
For the most part (like 98%), the program works flawlessly, great sound quality and seems to handle just about any type of audio file I throw at it. Having the player accessible from my top bar is also great. However, I had to disable the album art feature, because of that annoying window that would pop up asking for the folder in which the audio file was located everytime I started a new track from Finder. I get the feeling its not entirely the dev's fault, might be a restriction placed on apps from the App Store, but it was an extra window to click out of.
Developer Response ,
EDIT: Update is out now!
Please look forward to the next update, I have found a way to make album art discovery work properly without annoying the user :) It still needs some work, but I'm making progress and hope to release this long-awaited update soon.
So Far, So Good!
I'm a recent convert from Foobar2000, as I just got a new Mac, and I was suprised to see so many lossless players have adopted a subscription-based model for their applications. I don't mind paying for an app but I would like to feel that I own the program I have purchased and I would prefer for it to not be a large percentage of what I paid for my Mac Mini.
All that being said, I am running Colibri on a new Mac Mini M1, in January 2021, on Big Sur no less, and the app works very well. The GUI is very basic, but responsive, and so far the app interfaces very nicely with my Benchmark DAC 3. In the future it would be nice to have the album art be slightly more prominent, and to lock the volume control at 100% when using an external DAC/pre-amp with volume control (maybe allow the user to toggle, maybe it's already there?). For what appears to be a one-person operation this is a fantastic app and well worth one's consideration.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the kind words, they really do mean a lot and keep me pushing forward. Yes, I'm doing this alone in (all of) my free time as a labor of love and am glad to hear you enjoy using Colibri! I can personally guarantee that Colibri will never adopt the subscription format, it will remain a one-time purchase that you own, with free lifetime updates and no in-app purchases.
The current version only uses signal bypass when playing DSD files in DoP/DoPA data sending modes. I'm finishing up a pretty big update which will allow signal bypass on a per-device basis and for 'regular' PCM output as well, along with separate volume controls for device volume and Colibri mixer output, respectively.
Let me know if anything else comes up and please look forward to the update!
Crashes CONSTANTLY with Midi Files
You’d think if the software is advertised as supporting Midi and 3rd party sound fonts (.SF2 files), that the developers would have taken the time to at least test out a few different midi files. Apparently not. Because if they had, they would have noticed within 10 minutes how very very unstable Colibri is. I am simply trying to play some christmas midi files found on the net, and Colibri crashes not once in a while, not occasionally, but on every other midi file. And there’s no rhyme or reason to it either. The same file that causes it to crash one moment loads fine the next. Certainly there are poorly written midi files and soundfont banks out there, but Colibri is crashing consistently across a broad variety of different midi files and soundfont banks. It seems impossible to find a decent midi player on the mac with playlist and SF2 support that isn’t prone to crashing. Windows has a few which are rock solid, so this can’t be such a technical feat.
Developer Response ,
EDIT: Update is now out and should fix this issue!
Sorry to hear about the crashes! Could you please be so kind as to contact me via 'email@example.com' so that I could try out some of the SoundFonts and MIDI files you had trouble with? I do have an idea which BASS module could be the culprit, but would need your input on it as well to go forward. I do listen to MIDI files myself with Colibri and couldn't reproduce this crashing behavior (I also do test each version before releasing them with various formats/files, including MIDI) - but it seems I have missed something this time around, so sorry for that!
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- Gabor Hargitai
- 19.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Gábor Hargitai
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