iTunes Won’t Let Me Play My Songs

Well this is fun.  iTunes won’t let me play the music I’ve purchased.

Most of the music on my computer is there as a result of ripping CDs, but I have a few songs that I’ve bought from Apple’s music store.  I’ve listened to these before on this computer.

But now, iTunes has decided that my computer isn’t authorized to play them.

I double-click on a song and I get this:

I enter my credentials, then:


We could not complete your Music Store request.  An unknown error occurred (-208).  There was an error in the music store.  Please try later.

So thanks to an error apparently on Apple's side, I can't listen to my music.  This is why I'll continue to find other ways to buy my music than anything involving DRM.