Colibri 1.8.1 – Native macOS audio player.

Colibri 1.8.1

Colibri is a native macOS audio player built from scratch on BASS technology.

Colibri 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.

What’s New

Version 1.8.1:

  • Album art support has been extended:
    • All supported audio files with proper ID3 tags and/or iTunes metadata will have their album artwork shown
    • Including, but not limited to: ALAC, AAC, M4A and MP3 files
  • Added macOS Notification Center support, try it at the slightly revamped Settings panel
  • Added missing Retina display app icons
  • Pressing the return/enter key immediately starts the playback from the selected song in the playlist
  • Colibri has a brand-new CUE sheet reading engine:
    • All file encoding types readable by macOS are now supported (UTF8/UTF16/Unicode/Shift-JIS and more)
    • Further enhanced data separation detection
  • Enhanced multithreading for Colibri's internals:
    • Playback has been rewritten to use asynchronous read-ahead
    • Reduced lag/stuttering during network storage/high-latency playback
    • Reduced playback lag/stuttering when your computer is under stress (high CPU load)
  • Sound Output settings:
    • Selected output is properly saved and loaded
    • If the saved device is absent when Colibri is started the the default output will be used
    • The frequency allowed by CoreAudio is now visible under the Output select box
  • Exclusive/Hog mode: enabling this in Settings - Output will cancel any other sound sources on your Mac for a truly undisturbed listening experience
  • Sandbox permission windows are now shown directly above Colibri's main window
  • Due to popular request, an on/off switch for the volume, seeking and pause pop-up notifications has been added in the Settings menu
Plugin Updates
  • BASS FLAC updated to version 2.4.4
  • BASS MIXER updated to version 2.4.9
  • The playlist would have floating and duplicating album titles upon column switching
  • The title and artist name would not properly center horizontally on switching to 2-column mode
  • Colibri would not load songs from Folders dragged and dropped on the Dock icon
  • Colibri Playlist files would not always load properly via drag and drop
  • Open Playlist would not always clear the whole playlist
  • The selection cursor would disappear on song change or when the playlist is reordered/modified
  • Switching loop modes directly before a song would end could cause the song details to not update properly
  • Right-clicking/Option-clicking on empty space the Playlist and selecting 'Reveal in Finder' could cause Colibri to crash
  • CUE sheet PERFORMER data was not being read correctly
  • Initial playlist style was not properly initialized after a fresh install
  • Sandbox permission granting could not always load the file the permission was asked for
  • Mass-deleting and quickly re-adding multiple files at the same time could cause Colibri to crash
  • In some cases corrupt/missing files would cause a bit of a chaos: titles and their respective songs would get mixed up
  • Songs originating from CUE sheets that were not in UTF-8 BOM format would have 'Unknown Artist' shown as their Performer after exiting and relaunching Colibri - even though they had been correctly read the first time they were added


OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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