@SubZero , I found this YouTube a while back.I don't have any DRM protected files to try this method on.I would appreciate it if you would give it a try & let me know if it works.
Watch this YouTube:
Sometimes this link doesn't work if it doesn't do a search at YouTube with " Convert DRM Protected WMA Music File "
There are 3 "options" on the video. The Freeme or Tunebyte ones shouldn't be necessary only the last "option".The creater of the video also says this is the best method.
The video suggests Daemon tools for the virtual CD .Some people have problems with Daemon tools .I suggest getting the VirtualCloneDrive from slysoft. If you already have a virtual drive try it first.
Now try this:
Simply put in the YouTube video
1.He uses Nero to make an image file of the protected download.
So you need software that will make an image file from the downloaded file or files.Maybe ImgBurn.
2. A virtual drive to mount the image file in.
The one I have is VirtualCloneDrive.
3. A converter software to convert the file on the virtual drive,He converts to .mp3 .
I have dBpowerAmp . The trial version now available should do the conversion.
An alternative would be Format Factory.