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

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Playing music

Preferences(as long as you don't click on the Devices or Apple TV tabs)

Cover Flow

Smooth volume control

System tray menu


Computer authorization (albeit buggy and sometimes requires restart of iTunes)

AAC Conversion

What does not

iTunes Store


What was not tested

Podcasts(since the store doesn't work)
iPod support
CD support

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It IS possible to get iTunes 9 to work without completely freezing. Although I'm not entirely sure how I did it. First I decided to install iTunes 7.2 by doing this: 1.) Install latest version of Wine. 2.) Download winetricks using: wget 3.) Move winetricks to /usr/local/bin and mark as executable. 4.) Run winetricks by typing 'winetricks' into the terminal, choose MDAC25, and install. 5.) Install iTunes 7.2 After that, I got iTunes 7.2 to work, which worked fine but I wanted to see if I could get iTunes 9 to work. I installed iTunes 9.2.1 as normal, and I was surprised to see it load up. However, like for many others, it just freezes upon startup and nothing is clickable. The only way to truly kill it was to press ALT+F2 and type "killall iTunes.exe". I got fed up with that so I decided to try and reinstall iTunes 7.2. For the most part, the iTunes installer works fine, but it's extremely buggy when it comes to the Repair/Remove menu that comes up when you try to install the older iTunes. When clicking Repair, it simply hangs and then brings up a new installer window. When clicking remove, instead of removing iTunes, it starts installing iTunes. I just let it install iTunes, figuring it should work. Instead what I got was still iTunes 9.2.1, only this time it actually functions! Pretty much it works almost as good as iTunes 7.2. I've rated iTunes 9.2.1 as Bronze since there are still some issues that cause the program to screw up. For one, sometimes the window still sort of freezes, and the only way to fix this is to click outside of the window and then click within it again. Not too bad, and it only happens sometimes. Of course sometimes you'll do something that will cause the program to freeze, and the only way to fix it is to press ALT+F2 and type "killall iTunes.exe". Force quit doesn't entirely get rid of the iTunes process. Don't even bother with the Store. It just freezes the entire program, which is a shame since that's the easiest way of getting Podcasts. I couldn't test the CD support because it doesn't seem to read CDs, but I think that's because I disabled autoplay during the iTunes setup, so I can't be sure if it works or not. I don't know how to re-enable autoplay. I no longer have an iPod, so I don't know if the program has iPod support. Still, apparently people have gotten iPods to work with other versions of iTunes in linux, so it's quite likely that this version of iTunes can or will eventually support iPods. This also means there's hope for those out there with iProducts. Sound plays beautifully. Other than the minor bugs and the store not working, the program works very fast and seems pretty functional considering it's an Apple product made to run on Windows which is running in Wine.

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