I was trying to record CD audio from my CD-Rom. After installing the CD Reader plug-in, it started "working" -- that is, it was treating track one of the CD (about a 4 minute song) as a 29-minute piece. And track 7, which is the one I want, it treated as being 22 seconds long -- about 1/8th the true length. In addition, all the WAV contained was silence, or weird ghost-like noises. I have decided to completely give up on WinAmp, mostly because it just doesn't work, and partially because of this incredibly clumsy "plug-in" interface (it's a bad joke). Having to remove the plug-in entirely in order to hear the music again is just plain silly. What, are we going to go back to a DOS command line now, too?
I picked up a copy of AudioGrabber, which made a very high-quality WAV of the CDDA file, quickly, easily, and intuitively. WinAmp designers could learn a few things by taking a look at this program.
Note to WinAmp: more FUNCTION, less FORM! It doesn't matter if it looks incredibly pretty and slick, if it doesn't work.