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iTunes

Application Details:

Version: 10.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://iTunes.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.15

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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.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Everything else.

Hardware tested

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  • Additional Comments

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    Workaround?
    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

    Show all bugs

    HowTo / Notes

    HOWTO

    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.

    Regards,

    Tyler

    Edit:

    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:

    http://iphoneism.com/2011/06/25/download-itunes-10-5-beta-2-for-windows-and-mac-direct-links/

     REPORT YOUR RESULTS!!!! LET"S GET THIS TO WORK!!!!

    ---Tyler



    Comments

    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:

    I)
    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.

    Thanks,
    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?
    RE: Well this isn't working.
    by Andrew Riker on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 19:45
    Hello Otto. Could you provide us a bit more information about what you tried? Did you run wineconfig before installing iTunes? Was this the 32-bit or 64-bit version of iTunes? Which Windows version did you select before installing iTunes?
    RE: Well this isn't working.
    by Otto Bond on Wednesday May 18th 2011, 20:21
    Ok. What I have tried is what every website seems to recommend. I run wine configuration. I select the windows version as windows xp. I click auto detect in the drivers tab. In audio I click ALSA and unclick OSS. Then I install. I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, fixing, and redownloading the installer. None of which have helped. That is basically what I have tried.
    RE: Well this isn't working.
    by Andrew Riker on Tuesday May 31st 2011, 20:44
    I would suggest trying to configure as Windows 7. That has worked for me for since iTunes 10.1.
    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.
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Braden on Sunday April 24th 2011, 22:29
    What *nix distro are you running?
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Francisco Barahona on Sunday April 24th 2011, 23:01
    sorry man..what u mean with that??

    *.nix ??
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Braden on Thursday April 28th 2011, 17:04
    Hahaha sorry, I mean what distribution of Linux are you using?
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Francisco Barahona on Thursday April 28th 2011, 18:00
    jejej my bad ;)

    i use 10.04 LTS (lucid), last wine and last iTunes.

    i appreciate ur help a lot!! :)

    my PC got everything i want..i only miss iTunes ;)
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Braden on Friday April 29th 2011, 19:38
    I know the feeling, man hahaha
    I know this isn't what you want to hear, but I've started using Rhythmbox. I mean, if you set everything up right, you can plug in your iPod (or go wirelessly) and play things through Rhythmbox from that.
    Does that make sense?
    I mean, the main point of using iTunes here it to play your iTunes Library. Most things you'd listen to would be on your iPod, right?
    Exactly.

    Especially since USB isn't supported with WINE yet, you won't be using iTunes to do much more than play songs.
    RE: cant run iTunes 10.2.2
    by Austin Funk on Friday June 3rd 2011, 18:00
    did you have WINE 1.3.21 and if so make sure your completely delete all apple software from virtual C drive and run the installer again but with WINE config as Windows 7
    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?
    RE: iPhone Sync
    by Chris H on Thursday April 14th 2011, 10:06
    WINE does not currently support USB support. Which is unfortunate because that is the main reason why many users wish to use iTunes. Since there is no USB support, syncing is currently unavailable.
    Apple application support not found.
    by Mark Sturge on Monday April 11th 2011, 14:40
    Hello all,

    I've installed iTunes 10.2.1.17 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.

    Regard,

    Mark
    RE: Apple application support not found.
    by Mark Sturge on Monday April 11th 2011, 15:01
    Turns out my iTunes version is actually 10.2.1.1, this seems to be the latest download on apple.com/itunes. How can I get 10.2.1.17? Also, I'm running 32-bit Linux Mint 10, not a 64-bit version.
    RE: Apple application support not found.
    by Andrew Riker on Tuesday April 12th 2011, 20:10
    I didn't have any luck with Wine 1.2. You should try the wine 1.3.17 development release. I got most features working with that.
    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.
    RE: External drive issues
    by Victor Smith on Sunday February 6th 2011, 12:14
    set compatibility to windows XP, so add folder will work.
    RE: External drive issues
    by Brett on Monday February 7th 2011, 10:06
    Worked like a charm. Thanks!
    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 (10.1.1.4), 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 ;)
    RE: Avoiding distnoted.exe errors
    by Michael Braxner on Thursday January 27th 2011, 21:44
    A brief addition. iTunes (10.1.1.4) had the tendency to crash every now and then under an XP setting.

    After a clean install of Wine, and using winetricks to install some additional fonts (fontfix), that problem is apparently resolved.

    However, a Vista or Win 7 setting now leads to 'invisible' fonts in the status line, while XP works just fine --- except for the initial 'screen blacking' upon startup.
    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.
    RE: iTunes Installation
    by Chris H on Wednesday December 1st 2010, 18:13
    Hi Daniel, thanks for that information. Was there any noticeable differences after installing vcrun*?
    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.
    RE: Used WinRAR on exe
    by Andrew Riker on Wednesday November 24th 2010, 12:01
    What order did you install the MSIs in?
    RE: Used WinRAR on exe
    by Chris H on Sunday November 28th 2010, 16:11
    The order I use is
    - AppleApplicationSupport.msi
    - AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi
    - Bonjour.msi
    - AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi
    - Quicktime.msi
    - iTunes.msi

    I think it is only critical to install AppleApplicationSupport.msi before installing the iTunesSetup.exe though. Installing them all seperately did not seem to make much of a difference as opposed to just applicationsupport.
    RE: Used WinRAR on exe
    by Thomas Lake on Saturday December 10th 2011, 5:29
    Following these steps followed by installing the vc2005 runtime, vb6run and gdiplus gets iTunes running and gets rid of the big black areas so that the browser etc work
    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?
    Thanks
    RE: Installation with archives manager
    by Chris H on Sunday November 14th 2010, 20:44
    Hi Matteo, Try downloading and installing WinRAR through Wine. This should allow you to extract individual files from the iTunesSetup.exe
    RE: Installation with archives manager
    by Andrew Riker on Sunday November 28th 2010, 21:17
    Hi Matteo Colella,

    You can use some other programs besides Archive Manager. 7zip will work equally well. You can install it via the update manager. Alternatively, install via terminal:

    Yum:
    su
    yum install p7zip

    Apt:
    sudo apt-get install p7zip

    To extract the files from iTunesSetup.exe, use the following command:
    7z e iTunesSetup.exe

    Hope this helps.
    RE: Installation with archives manager
    by Lucas Thoms on Saturday January 8th 2011, 11:47
    Right click iTunesSetup.exe, click "Permissions" tab, check "Allow executing file as program", and click "Close".

    Now try opening with Archive Manager. Yay, success!
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