Application Details:

Version: 10.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download iTunes 10.1 windows 64bits

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

­- Tested login to store: works
- Tested AppStore: works
- Tested Music Store: work, but can't buy (even free music). Title added in download queue though.
- Tested Radios: list can be retrieved
- Tested Edit Preference: works excepted device Tab that freezes iTunes.
- Did a diagnostic

Network test succedeed.

What does not

­- Buy a free music from the iTunes Store (missing component)
- Buy a free app from the AppStore (missin­g component)
- CD/DVD test (I didn't set up a cd drive in wine, maybe this test fails due to this incomplete setup
- Connexion devices test: fails du to non USB port found
- Sync test failed: no device found.


What was not tested

- Sound output not tested (my pulse audio setup is bad so I can't tell) - Video playback (no video for testing)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

IMHO, we are near silver rating (at least on x86_64) :-) Note that: - My system has no sound for the moment (beta distribution, and no time to check what's wrong with pulse audio) - I did not configure a CD/DVD drive in wine, and I have no music CD available. - I'm running wine64 with iTunes64bits on 64bits Linux - This is a blank wine install with no other products installed, no fonts, no themes, no missing dlls, nowinetricks, ....

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ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"Jul 11 20216.5Yes Yes NoGarbageWineo 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 06 20141.7.15Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowScientific Linux 6Aug 07 20121.5.10Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 29 20121.5.7Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1347 Screen is wiped/blanked on usage of DirectDraw (black screen/desktop) CLOSED FIXED View
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
24255 iTunes 10.x does not install correctly CLOSED FIXED View
24355 iTunes 10 32-bit does not install correctly CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25532 iTunes doesn't find shared music libraries UNCONFIRMED View
26008 iTunes 10 32-bit does not play music on first run CLOSED ABANDONED View
26730 iTunes: crashes when opening about dialog CLOSED FIXED View
26829 iTunes 10.2 installer fails miserably CLOSED INVALID View
26927 iTunes 10.2.2 store homepage is black CLOSED FIXED View
26948 iTunes reports "Apple Application Support was not found" on startup CLOSED FIXED View
27030 iTunes 10.2.2 has UI artefacts (small black vertical line in listview column header separators) NEW View
27675 iTunes 10.3.1 crashes when trying to play tutorial videos CLOSED ABANDONED 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) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
30623 iTunes 10.6.1 UI corruption CLOSED DUPLICATE View
31264 iTunes will not connect to the iTunes music store CLOSED FIXED 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:




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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?
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?

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 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.


RE: Apple application support not found.
by Mark Sturge on Monday April 11th 2011, 15:01
Turns out my iTunes version is actually, this seems to be the latest download on How can I get 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 (, 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 ( 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?
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 install p7zip

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!