Colasoft Packet Player is a program designed to play packet files. It is used for opening/launching captured packet trace files and sending the packet file’s contents over a chosen network. It supports various packet trace formats developed by sniffer software. These include Network General Sniffer, OmniPeek/WildPackets EtherPeekEthereal, or Colasoft Capsa.
The application’s interface is straightforward. All the configuration options can be accessed directly from the main window. To use the program, users only have to choose the selected packet trace file then set the desired configuration options. If the computer has more than a single adapter, users can select the desired adapter to send the packet from. The program also enables users to set the playing speed of the packet trace files. The program’s interface has a slider bar allowing users to adjust the speed from 1/8x to burst speed. The default speed is 1x. Aside from this, users can also the loop sending setting of the program. The Loop Sending option enables users to define how many times the packet file will be sent and played. Delaying between loops is also possible. Colasoft Packet Player also features a replay function allowing users to replay the selected file for a certain number of times. The program also offers information on the packets sent. There is also a progress bar that display a brief overview of the process.