Application Details:

Version: 10.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.15

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download iTunes 10.1 windows 64bits

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Nothing, when I launch the installer with 'Wine Program Loader' I get a crash.

What does not

Installation, when launching it's just crashing.

What was not tested

Everything else.

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 06 20141.7.15Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowScientific Linux 6Aug 07 20121.5.10Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 29 20121.5.7Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20131.4.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20121.4.1Yes Yes BronzeMjmC 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
15590 Photoshop CS3 installation fails due to Bonjour Service startup error NEW View
25532 iTunes doesn't find shared music libraries UNCONFIRMED View
27030 iTunes 10.2.2 has UI artefacts (small black vertical line in listview column header separators) NEW View
27943 iTunes 10.x 64-bit reports incomplete install on startup (GEAR ASPI drivers not installed due to missing 32-bit custom action server) NEW View
30623 iTunes 10.6.1 UI corruption NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Please note that this is a work in progress. There may be better methods to optimising iTunes under WINE but these are the best so far. If you know of something that could be improved here please let us know.

NOTE 1: your screen might turn black during installs, don't panic, just move your mouse around and you will be able to see windows gradually. Switching workspaces also fixes this.

NOTE 2: The installers will most likely record that they have failed. It should be fine for now though.

1) You might need to use  Archive Manager, rar, or WinRar to extract AppleApplicationSupport.msi from the iTunesSetup.exe. Recent tests have not required this, but older versions of WINE seems to still need the extraction.

2) Make sure that your WINE config is set to Windows 7 (your screen might turn black during installs, don't panic, just move your mouse around and you will be able to see windows gradually. Switching workspaces also fixes this.)

3)  Run AppleApplicationSupport.msi

4) Once that finishes run iTunesSetup. When it asks you if you want to turn autorun on, select no. iTunes will complain about this later (every time it's launched...) but if you select yes the installer will crash.

5) Switch your WINE configurations windows version to Windows 7.

6) Run iTunes

Check back here often as we will try to keep this up to date in accordance to advancements and suggestions.

What I Tried to get this to run...

I recently recived an email from the administrator to submit a more in depth type report. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 64 Bit on a AMD Phantom, NVIDIA 8800, 3gigs of ram, dual booted with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have Wine 1.3.23 installed successfully running foobar2000,Steam,ect. I downloaded the .exe file right clicked it > run with Wine and nothing happened. I tried this multiple times and waited twenty minutes on one go to see what would happen. I did not use wine tricks,Play On Linux, or Crossover to try and run this program. I will try these methods and post my results here ASAP.




I happened to try Wine Tricks, Play on linux, and crossover with no luck whatsoever. I currently have wine set to Windows XP....Thanks Andrew for your suggestion about setting my Windows version to 7 instead of XP. I will now try this and report back here.

Edit 2:

I went to Applications>Wine>Configure Wine>Applications and set my Windows version to 7. I tried again with no luck. I rebooted and tried again with the same results. I tried crossover as well setting my new Bottle to Windows Vista (There is not a Windows 7 Option) with no luck.

Maybe Apple just doesn't want us to break their "perfect" monopoly between Mac and PC....*SIGH* Closed source software sucks....But please EVERYONE try this out! Here is the link to the software:




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

iTunes 10 works for me (mostly)!
by Stephen on Saturday December 27th 2014, 9:59
iTunes 10.6.3 (installed with PlayOnLinux) is the only version I've installed with which you can access the iTunes Store. With iTunes, I've bought several movies, TV shows and songs through the store and can play them back. I've tried installing iTunes versions 11 and 12, but can't access the store with them.

It's not perfect (e.g., if I'm watching a movie and want to check the Internet, I can minimize the iTunes screen, but when I go back, the video's picture is gone. I then have to exit out of iTunes and go back in).

Syncing the iPod doesn't work (but, there are other programs (gtkpod) that will do that), nor does CD burning. Everything else I do with iTunes, however, works.
ITunes screen blank
by Anne Racel on Thursday January 5th 2012, 5:40
My installation went smoother than expected. I simply downloaded the 32-bit version, changed my Wine to Windows 7, right-clicked on the download and opened with Wine. I unchecked all the boxes for song playing, etc. and let it install. But when I launch it, I see the menus at the top and left bar. But the main screen itself is blank. Am I missing something?

I am running on a 64-bit box. But when I tried to do the same with the 64-bit version, nothing happened.
Crash problem
by Olive on Sunday July 10th 2011, 2:15
I have succeded to intall itunes 10.3 under wine 1.3.24 (archlinux current on 10 July 2011) in the following way:

1) Extract the msi files from the installer as follow (unrar did not recognize it as a RAR archive). Run wine iTunesSetup.exe. When it ask you to accept the licence, kill wine (wineserver -k 9) (not just click exit as it will remove temporary files); go and fetch the msi files in a temporary directory (do not remember the name; find -iname "*.msi" ).

Then I try several variants:

1) install QuickTime.msi
2) install iTunes.msi

II) install al the msi files.

I have always the same result. itunes run but crash often. In particular when I try to access the store. Accessing the store is the only thing I can't do natively under linux. So for me this is quite useless.
Getting iTunes To Install
by Andrew Riker on Monday July 4th 2011, 17:43
Hi Tyler,

Thanks for telling us more about what you tried. Did you run wine Config (winecfg) before you tried installing? If so, what version of Windows is Wine set as? I've had the most luck with the Windows 7 version.

Andew Riker
Seems to want to be installed and run in win7 mode
by Dan Kegel on Saturday July 2nd 2011, 16:04
I installed the app in a clean wineprefix,
but set win7 mode in winecfg first.
App installed and ran well enough to listen
to internet radio stations, local .mp3's,
and to watch video trailers in the iTunes Store.

Didn't try buying anything.

I don't have an iPod or iPhone or iWhatever, so I didn't try
the (probably not working) usb support.

It did complain on startup that the app was not properly
installed and would be unable to burn discs.
Well this isn't working.
by Otto Bond on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 19:16
Okay so I need some help here. I am using WINE 1.3.20 in UBUNTU NATTY N. and It displays the classic error message of
Apple Application Support was not found.

Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes. Please uninstall iTunes again.

Error 2(Windows error 2)

And that happens every time. I have done it in Maverick too. I am using 10.2.2 I think if that is what I am submitting this to. I have whatever I am submitting to. I have also tried reinstalling repairing and redownloading none of which work. Anyone have any suggestions?
cant run iTunes 10.2.2
by Francisco Barahona on Sunday April 24th 2011, 1:02
Hi folks; ive installed iTunes 10.2.2 following every step in ur tutorial above, but it doesnt run!! :( i install the packages in the order u wrote, the software installs well but it doesnt run..i got some critical error..could u help me? i use WINE 1.3.17. and im installing iTunes 10.2.2.

TY 4 ur time and answer! Regards.
iPhone Sync
by Erufailon on Tuesday April 12th 2011, 19:22
Has anyone tested if iTunes sync with iPhone/iPad? Do we have any news with that?
Apple application support not found.
by Mark Sturge on Monday April 11th 2011, 14:40
Hello all,

I've installed iTunes successfully under Wine 1.2.2 (Linux Mint 10). I cannot get iTunes to run though.

"Apple application support not found.

Apple application Support is required to run iTunes. Please uninstall
iTunes, then install iTunes again.

Error 2 (Windows Error 2)"

This combination of iTunes and Wine versions have a "Gold" rating here. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be? Changes required in my Wine setup?

Thanks in advance.


External drive issues
by Brett on Wednesday February 2nd 2011, 10:58
iTunes installed and is up and running with few issues, however, when I attempt to search for media on an external hard drive, the application crashes consistently. Additionally, the "Add Folder to Library..." feature doesn't appear to work, but the "Add File..." does.
Mouse Disappearing
by Victor Smith on Monday January 31st 2011, 8:20
How to fix: Set the compatibility with windows vista on wine config.
Avoiding distnoted.exe errors
by Michael Braxner on Monday January 24th 2011, 2:18
There does seem to be a quick albeit awkward fix to avoid the continues distnoted.exe segfault errors, and subsequent 'left-overs' piling up.

distnote.exe appears to be started by AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe, which in turn is triggered by iTunes itself.

Upon starting iTunes (, simply KILL the distnoted.exe entries (there should be two of them), as well as the AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe (just filter for apple, and all three should come up).

iTunes will simply re-start the AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe, so no harm is done (and USB support doesn't exist anyway), but the re-started version does not seem to have any problems running distnoted.exe --- no more segfaults ;)
iTunes Installation
by Daniel Flores on Wednesday December 1st 2010, 14:08
When you install iTunes it will complain about Visual C++ runtime components if you read the log. You can install them using winetricks or manually from Microsoft's web page.

I used "winetricks vcrun2005". I also tried with vcrun2008 and vcrun2010. There is no perceivable difference between them so I think u can use any.

I installed iTunes 10.1 from Apple's web page without use of any archiver/decompresser application.

PD: You may want to switch to Windows 7 or Vista to avoid screen problems and quicktime from crashing on startup.
Used WinRAR on exe
by Simon Blandford on Wednesday November 24th 2010, 9:37
I managed to extract the individual msi files from the iTunesSetup.exe file using WinRar. I actually installed the Windows version under Wine but I guess the Linux version would do just as well.

When I installed the MSI files one by one using wine msiexec /i .msi then ITunes started up OK.

I have Wine wine-1.3.5-1mdv2010.1 set up as XP on Mandriva 2010.1.
Installation with archives manager
by Matteo Colella on Monday October 25th 2010, 17:30
Hi, cant open the itunes.exe with the archive manager, as tester advises in tread. How should I install one by one the itunes 10 files?