iTunes 9.0 introduces several new features for the program.

-iTunes LP-- "Download select albums and experience a beautifully designed, interactive world right in your iTunes library"

And many other graphical, and playlist improvements.

Application Details:

Version: 9.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.19

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing, running. The volume control can be moved but I was unable to test that it had an effect (Could not add audio to library).

What does not

­When run the screen blacks-out, but comes back. A popup saying iTunes was not properly installed and cannot import or burn CDs comes up. When finished loading the Wine 'Program error' window pops up, I clicked close but iTunes didn't close, and carried on working. Trying to get to the iTunes store freezes iTunes and I had to kill it. Using the search function gave the same effect.

Adding files to library crashes iTunes. 
Adding a wma format file doesn't work (iTunes fails to convert into acc)
Crashed while adding mp3 files. (Managed to add some though)

Playing music.­­

After importing mp3 files (via import folder) iTunes would always freeze when loaded and I have to kill it. ­


What was not tested

­Docking with iPod/iPhone
Playing/importing movies
Buying anything from iTunes store.
Anything to do with podcasts, TV shows, Radio.
'Home Shared' area

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I had recently upgraded to wine 1.1.38 (Previously 1.1.36), in 1.1.36 it installed, but when run showed the first screen then got the 'program error' window. When I clicked close iTunes closed. I tried running iTunes with the updated wine but without reinstalling iTunes, it got the 'program error' window and iTunes closed when I clicked close. I reinstalled iTunes (By deleting it's files in the mocked C drive. Then running iTunesSetup.exe again).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Dec 14 20121.5.19Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 22 20101.3.1Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Jul 30 20101.2No, but has workaround Yes BronzeMozenrath 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20101.2Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23609 iTunes hangs NEW View

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iTunes and iPod shuffle
by Alexander on Saturday April 30th 2011, 12:03
It is possible to let iTunes syncing my ipod shuffle? When I connect iPod shuffle iTunes don't show it in devices =|

by kcianfaglione on Tuesday June 22nd 2010, 13:52
I run Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome-Shell 3 on an Atom (Samsung netbook); I not want to waste my time and hard earned money on Windows or Mac, however I have an iPhone and I've seen a few nice pieces online of ways to sync some features (aka your iTunes library with Rhythmbox and iPhone photos with F-Spot) but I want the full iTunes on Linux. I don't mind running it through Wine but I doubt an Atom can handle a dual-boot or VMWare.

Any suggestions/solutions?

by Michael King on Friday February 19th 2010, 21:46
there is a wine log when iTunes starts
by Mike Kartje on Wednesday December 2nd 2009, 22:47
The install window won't even open up for me. I click on the setup icon and nothing happens.
by Torben Gundtofte-Bruun on Thursday November 19th 2009, 4:10 has a workaround to get iTunes running inside VirtualBox with full USB and iPhone support:

I know this is no solution for Wine, but it's a useful workaround for those who need it.

by NETio on Friday October 16th 2009, 12:43
The lowest down result is bogus, read it. An admin needs to remove it as it is skewing the results or at least it will when this IS supported.
by WiHer on Monday September 28th 2009, 5:18
Installation works fine. When I run itunes it says that installation is broken and that I wont be able to import music from cd or burn music onto cd. itunes crush when try to connect to itunes store

by D4nt3 on Thursday September 10th 2009, 4:33
I´m goinig to try it now but I don´t think that I´ll get it to work ´cause I´m not a pro. But I hope ^^
by Zhong on Tuesday October 13th 2009, 19:27
How's it going, I recently join to this account and I want to ask how's the progress?