Library Media playback iTunes Store browsing and downloading of free content (such as iTunes U)
What does not
Minor graphical bugs in rendering of interface and iTunes store (sliders and other interface graphics may occasionally appear distorted until clicked on or otherwise refreshed). Volume slider background image is split in half, though still functions perfectly. iTunes store font appears low resolution/quality, though is still easily readable Installer may blank the screen in similar manner to problem above, requires ALT+TAB to refresh screen (on Ubuntu with GNOME, may differer in other distros/interfaces) or wait for installer to finish. Runs slowly
What was not tested
Device sync iTunes Store purchasing (though free downloads work, such as iTunes U)
More than sufficient for normal use, though the lag/slowness in navigating the interface and the store may make other, native media players preferable where iTunes specific functions are not required.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 06 2014||1.7.15||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Scientific Linux 6||Aug 07 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2012||1.5.7||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 14 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 10 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||MjmC|
|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 10.2.2.12 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||NEW||View|
|31264||iTunes will not connect to the iTunes music store||CLOSED||FIXED||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 useÂ 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)Â 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.
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.
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:
REPORT YOUR RESULTS!!!! LET"S GET THIS TO WORK!!!!