Nope, won't work with WMA files.
Current in_wm.dll is coded/licensed by Micro$oft and is hard-linked to out_wave.dll, therefore (regardless of what output plugin is selected) wma's will always use Nullsoft WaveOut.
From: TSGH -> Useful Links
RE: How to convert WMA to WAV or MP3 with Winamp
Basically, you need to replace the current in_wm.dll with the old one from 2.60
You can now use the DiskWriter Output in Winamp to convert to WAV, or one of the MP3-Output plugins referenced in this
thread (PP's out_enc is recommended).
dbPowerAmp apparently does WMA conversions (linked to in above threads)
(and probably also refer to a fair few other WMA converter programs)
However, Nero5 DOES support WMA & conversions.
I think there's a WMA plugin
available @ the Nero site
Other software (all shareware) includes:
Audio Conversion Wizard
| Advanced WMA Workshop (both $30)
Easy CD Creator (search google
btw, if you enabled Digital Rights Mangement in WMP (DRM protected)
then you might be screwed!
In which case, learn from your tragic mistake, and use a dedicated CD-Ripper in future, eg. CDex
(both freeware) and rip straight to top quality Lame_Enc --alt-preset standard MP3 instead of st00pid WMA
You can solve the DRM issue by following the instructions in this thread:
This involves downloading a small program called Unfuck which decodes the DRM protected WMA into WAV in realtime, removes the DRM, then re-encodes back to normal WMA.
You can then follow the instructions above to convert to WAV/MP3 with Winamp.
(Hey, if only Unfuck gave the option of decoding to WAV - fullstop, eh?)