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

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


Playing music, movies, radio,

all menus and options

What does not

iTunes Store


What was not tested

Connection with iPhone, iPad etc since i don't have one

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

NOTE: All the following commands should be entered on the same command window. So keep it open until the end of the guide. 1) Open a command window and set wine to 32bit mode with the command: export WINEARCH=win32 2) The only way i managed to create a new 32bit prefix on my 64bit system is the following. Delete (or rename if you have other installed programs) the existing .wine folder. Then on the already opened command window type: winecfg 3) Now you have a new 32bit prefix under the folder .wine 4) Rename the folder .wine to something like .itunes 5) Enter the command: export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.itunes 6) Go to the directory you have saved the itunes installer with the command: cd $HOME/Downloads 7) Run the installer with the command: wine iTunesSetup921.exe (or whatever is your installer name) 8) During the installation the installer will ask you twice to "repair" or "update" the software. Cancel both times. Then the installer will complete the installation successfully. 9) Now you need to install gdiplus with winetricks, run it with the command: winetricks 10) The program should now run smoothly. The only other annoying thing is a window popping up about a crashed process. Just go to your home folder then to the folder /.itunes/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Apple/Apple Application Support/ and delete the file distnoted.exe 11) You are ready to go with no annoying pop ups! :-) 12) if you renamed the original .wine folder in the step 2 you can now rename it back to the name .wine again so your other programs will run ok again.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux 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 
ShowLinux 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
13883 Apple products problems (Quicktime uninstaller reinstalls) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20248 iTunes 9 crashes on load CLOSED FIXED View
23609 iTunes hangs NEW View

Show open bugs


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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?