iTunes 10

Category: Main > Multimedia > Audio > Audio Players > iTunes > 10

License Free to use
Votes 1
Wine Version1.4.1
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Media player and media synchronization software.
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 (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Installation (see Comments section!), launching iTunes, the UI doesn't flicker, isn't black nor white, Clicking Through Menus, Maximize Button, Minimize Button, searching the store, playing demo mp3 songs, establishing secure internet connection to Create Account.

What does not
At start-up iTunes complains that it wasn't installed correctly and that you cannot burn discs, but I ignore it. Videos Support. 

What was not tested
Most actual app functionality (sorry, I don't know iTunes). Creating Playlists, Importing Music, Home Sharing, Remote Control from iPod, Watching Tutorials.

Additional Comments

IMPORTANT: I used the 32-bit iTunes 10.1.1 installer on a 64-bit system, and performed the installation via PlayOnLinux (an interface to Wine). The installation procedure is documented here: . Be sure to check it before wondering why the installation doesn't work. 

Also, if you get the "The file 'iTunes Library.itl' cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes" error, then you need to (re)move ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/iTunes10/drive_c/users/USER/My Documents/Music/iTunes/ . (See )

I'm rating it as 'Bronze' as I don't see any obvious flaws (apart from demo videos not playing), but I don't know/use the app to test it extensively.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20131.4.1 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Dec 28 20111.3.35 Yes Yes Bronze Corrytonapple 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 08 20111.3.26 Yes Yes Bronze Troy Schulz 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Silver Austin Funk 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20111.2.3 Yes Yes Garbage an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15590 Photoshop CS3 installation fails due to Bonjour Service startup error NEW View
25532 iTunes doesn't find shared music libraries UNCONFIRMED View


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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 ;)

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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.

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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.

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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?

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