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
- 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

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

Version 1.8.11

Thank you for using Colibri! This update fixes bugs introduced in the previous version and a few old ones. Happy listening!


- Added file size limit for ZXTune processing (Settings -> Behavior)
- Previous button now acts more like the one on CD players: if pressed less than 4 seconds into the song it goes back one track. However, after 4 seconds have passed it first skips to the beginning of the current song
- Remove song got an extended behavior as well: If a song is playing then selecting all song and pressing remove would protect the currently played song. However, if only the currently played song is selected then playback will be stopped and the song will be removed. This is to eliminate the need of pressing stop then remove.
- Added Factory Reset button to Help
- Added Window -> Show Colibri Main Window


- Colibri would not be the focused app when launched
- the Album column wouldn't always auto-resize with the window
- Open All Files From Folder would not work
- multiple crashes and inconsistencies related to Sandbox / User Defaults
- redone main window scaling to fix display problems on macOS versions 10.10 and 10.11
- fixed label positioning errors visible on macOS 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12
- recompiled BS2B from scratch to fix macOS 10.10 Yosemite support problems
- recompiled BASSZXTUNE from scratch to fix macOS 10.11 El Capitan support problems
- parallelized theme color fill drawing to avoid flicker under high CPU load
- changing Menu bar options would cause Colibri to crash
- loading multiple files at once could cause crashing

Feedback / Bugs / Requests:

Development Misadventures:

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
KvoltzSC ,

Simple and that’s a good thing!

If you are looking for something that will quickly play a list of MP3s or to create playlists without reordering them, then look no further. Been trying to find something simple that would do what quicklook should be able to do, select some MP3s and play them in a list. That’s it! But you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find an app that does that without turning into the NIGHTMARE that iTunes has become or worse!

This app has some cool features and is simple.

Alcophone ,

Bit-perfect? Well.

The description claims this app "supports cristal-clear bit-perfect playback". But it does not set the sample rate of the output device, even when using exclusive mode. And so the audio gets resampled to whatever the device happens to be set to, which alters the bits, and therefore is not, as claimed, bit-perfect. It very well may be bit-perfect if the device happens to be set to the sample rate your current song is in, but it's not practical to set this manually for every song, at least if your playlist contains a variety of sample rates, as mine often do. So this is a huge omission for a player intended for bit-perfect playback.

Developer Response ,

Hi Alcophone,
Thank you for your feedback! Version 1.8.10 fixes the Automatic Sample Rate Switching bug and it should now work as expected.

Skooks57 ,

Good sounding app!

This latest version of Colibri works well... sounds very good! The only thing it lacks now is to have an option for album lineup instead of just song lineup.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you so much, I'll see what I can do about the album lineup :-)


Gabor Hargitai
13.9 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Gábor Hargitai


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