Application Details:

Version: 12.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 71
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Audio playback

What does not

Everything that needs connections to Apple servers

What was not tested

Video playback

Additional Comments

iTunes 12.6
Installed in 32-bit wineprefix
Following components were installed with winetricks: gdiplus vcrun2015 .
The application runs but fails to log in to Apple ID servers which makes it completely useless.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 07 20172.0.1Yes Yes GarbageAlexandr Oleynikov 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20172.0.1Yes Yes BronzeAlexandr Oleynikov 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Dec 06 20161.9.24Yes Yes BronzeWine Taster 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 28 20161.9.21Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Aug 30 20161.9.17Yes Yes SilverRastafabi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9144 scrolling in iTunes music store very slow NEW View
9649 iTunes 7 doesn't recognize iPod NEW View
16523 iTunes 8 states registry keys are missing for cd burning support NEW View
19651 iTunes "Add folder"-window doesn't reappear after switching to other programs UNCONFIRMED View
23609 iTunes hangs NEW View
23639 iTunes downloading podcasts hangs 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
30623 iTunes 10.6.1 UI corruption NEW View
32338 iTunes 11.1 'distnoted.exe' background processes crash randomly after some time (pipe creation/connection failures) NEW View
35372 iTunes 11.1.x shows distorted UI (no text drawn, missing ui controls) STAGED View
37166 Multiple apps fail to detect removable (USB) disk devices (PNP device manager '{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B}' device class GUID registry data missing)(TomTom, iTunes, Rufus) NEW View
37776 iTunes 12.0.1 crashes on startup, with wine-gecko2.34 installed. UNCONFIRMED View
39294 iTunes 12 does not start anymore UNCONFIRMED View
40743 iTunes: Doesn't run. NEW View
40748 iTunes Unusable UI NEW View
42029 Apple ITunes 12.5.4 does not install UNCONFIRMED View
42180 iTunes 12.5.4 fails Sign In to the iTunes Store UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

odb32.dll error fixed ( For iTunes 7.7)
by Bill on Saturday July 26th 2008, 4:21
Thanks to the AppDB team for the advice, downloading winetricks and installing MDAC25 fixed iTunes for me. For others with this problem:

get winetricks using: wget

move winetricks to /usr/local/bin and set as executable

run winetricks by typing 'winetricks' at the console, choose MDAC25 and install

NOTE: during this process I found out to NEVER run wine or winetricks as root/sudo. This breaks .wine ownership.

Sorry if some of this is basic stuff but I'm new to linux in general, figured others might find it useful.


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Locked disk or no write permissions
by Trollwut on Sunday April 16th 2017, 6:57
Hi folks!

Installed it onto an Ubuntu with Wine 2.6 (no staging), 32-bit, Win7, gdiplus and msxml3

The installation went as intended and so on. Now when I start iTunes it asks me for the EULA (only on first time) and then an error is displayed:

=> The folder "iTunes" is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions of this folder.

Though when checking the permissions on this folder, I do have them. Is there a fix for this?
itunes 12.5.4 (32 bits mode) with wine 1.9.24
by Gerald Rathjen on Thursday December 22nd 2016, 6:06
I can not sign in to the iTunes Store with my Apple ID. I receive the error "Verification failed: There was an error connection to the Apple ID server". In the preferences dialog the Store options are grayed out. I have installed the iTunes 12.5.4 (32 bit) with wine 1.9.24 and 1.7.28.

-- Gerald
itunes 12.5.3 and 32 bits mode
by Patrick Pochard on Wednesday December 7th 2016, 7:56

I'm not sure I fully understand but it seems to me that iTunes 12.5.3 is a 64 bit application (as mentionned in apple web page), so the winearch win32 seems at least strange.
Can some one clarify this for me ?
Thank you
by Hugo Osvaldo Barrera on Tuesday December 6th 2016, 6:54
How is this "gold" rating acceptable?

Itunes is an app for syncing devices, and "not tested" lists "syncing devices". That's a completely test result.
  • RE: Gold!? by Hugo Osvaldo Barrera on Tuesday December 6th 2016, 6:54
  • RE: Gold!? by James Zhao on Tuesday December 6th 2016, 22:22
    • RE: Gold!? by Hugo Osvaldo Barrera on Wednesday December 7th 2016, 0:03
      • RE: Gold!? by Ken Sharp on Saturday February 25th 2017, 13:33
Error 0x80090304
by Matthew D'Asaro on Monday November 14th 2016, 19:57
All -
I have been struggling with this error preventing me from logging into the iTunes store for years now, both with iTunes 10 and now iTunes 12 and I finally found a solution. The problem is exactly the same as "Issue #2" in this extensive thread:

In short, secur32 is asking gnutls to use SSLv3 for secure connections and Apple (apparently) now wants to use TLS, thus preventing a secure connection from being established. More recent versions of gnutls have dropped support for SSL entierly and instead use TLS which masks the problem with secur32. However, if you are running an older distribution (Ubuntu 14.04 in my case) this will cause error 0x80090304 to be reported in iTunes when attempting to log into the music store and/or the console will show:

... (Initialize|Accept)SecurityContext failed with error 0x80090304

Read the above link for two possible solutions, but the easiest is probably just to upgrade your distribution.

Hope this helps!
12.1.3 runs perfecly but invisible
by tao b on Wednesday February 17th 2016, 17:25
it runs perfecly, i see the whole itunes image pop up for a second, then it goes invisible, the file menu is still accessible and so are many other features, but im litteraly running blind, how might i fix this, its running fine, but it goes invisible instantky after, im on the latest arch linux on an aspireone xp computer, suprised it even works at all (32-bit)
12.2 has dropped Windows XP and Vista
by Yurii Kolesnykov on Saturday November 21st 2015, 20:12
In order to run iTunes in wine you need to download last version that has XP support, 12.1.3:
I did not manage to get 12.3 x64 to work with wine
by Gabriel Le Breton on Sunday September 27th 2015, 23:43
I used wine 1.6.2, I was able to install. I first tried with default wine setup (it failed), switched to "windows 8" config, and it installed fine.but yet doesn't open.

Fails with error saying it needs to be reinstalled;

by theorwen on Friday May 29th 2015, 11:24
vorpalblade, could you list the steps you took to get itunes working in the 64-bit Arch OS?