The File Extensions Database

.Q1 File Extension

  • Developer by: Nullsoft
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .Q1 file?

.Q1 is Winamp Equalizer Presets File

Library of equalizer (EQ) settings created by Winamp, an audio playback application; contains multiple presets for different EQ settings, identified by name.

Winamp includes a Q1 named Winamp.q1 file that contains several EQ presets. Examples include Classic, Club, Dance, Pop, Rock, etc. When you create a custom preset, it is added to the list of presets saved in the default Q1 file.

You can save custom EQ settings by selecting Options → Equalizer → Save Preset → Preset... from the Winamp menu bar. You can load a specific EQ preset from a Q1 file by selecting Options → Equalizer → Load Preset → Preset....

The default location of the Q1 file is: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Winamp

Common Q1 Filenames

Winamp.q1 - The default EQ presets file used by Winamp.

Programs that open Winamp Equalizer Presets File
Nullsoft Winamp

How to solve problems with Q1 files

  • Associate the Q1 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any Q1 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.Q1 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the Q1 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .Q1 is Winamp Equalizer Presets File. Because only the current version supports the latest Q1 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Nullsoft manufacturer website after an available .Q1 is Winamp Equalizer Presets File update.
  • To make sure that your Q1 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.