Application Details:

Version: 12.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 71
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Music playing and everything related to the music tagging, including adding cover. 

Music library can be moved to any folder inside any hdd. 

What does not


What was not tested

I tested ONLY functions about playing MY OWN music library with iTunes.  So far, everything about music playing is 100% working, including all the settings on sound normalizing, editing the music infos etc.

Nothing about AppleID logging-in, Apple device sync, Video playing, podcast, remote control, library sharing, and AppleStore related functions were tested here, as simply I don't use and don't even know how they works under windows or osx. So just a small part of iTunes was tested.

The only broken thing found is when using the library blue button, switching between for ex. "album" view to "recently added" view: almost everytime this results on an app freeze. But at the next open, iTunes will remember your last choice.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested version here is iTunes 12.7.3, 32 bit windows 10 installation, winetriks vcrun2013 and directx9

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDeepin Linux OS 15.5 desktopMar 03 20183.2Yes Yes NoSilverbidibu 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20183.0Yes Yes NoBronzeZechen 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20182.0.4Yes Yes NoSilverRaya 
ShowKDE neonJan 05 20182.21-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeJay Greenfield 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 18 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesBronzetoafk 

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
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
42254 iTunes 12.5.4 window maximized with margin 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.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Forgot to mention
by toafk on Monday December 18th 2017, 6:26
I forgot to mention in my test report that iTunes (64-bit) freezes for ~2 minutes when you open preferences. Same thing occurs again if you select the "Devices" pane.
RE: Forgot to mention
by James Zhao on Monday December 18th 2017, 8:47
Thanks, I'll modify the test result to reflect this
Added requirement for itunes to work correctly.
by trivial fis on Thursday August 17th 2017, 5:35
I installed wine 2.13 on fedora 26 and use itunes 12.6.2.
1. itune will crash when I switch between tabs like "For you" and "Browse" when browsing store. But enabling CSMT from staging can fix this. I looked at the crash detail, it seems like memory corruption.
2. Playing videos from store won't work, which will crash iTunes. To fix this issue, I installed vcrun2013 via winetricks for msvcr120.

BTW, The iTunes I installed is 32 bit version.
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?
RE: Locked disk or no write permissions
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Sunday May 7th 2017, 7:01
You probably run wine with root permissions (sudo). Delete your prefix and try again.
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
RE: itunes 12.5.3 and 32 bits mode
by Wine Taster on Wednesday December 7th 2016, 15:31
There are both 32 bit and 64 bit setups. 32 bit is quite hidden at, but here is the direct link:
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
* That's a completely *useless* test result.
RE: Gold!?
by James Zhao on Tuesday December 6th 2016, 22:22
iTunes is just not a application for synchronisation of music and video files. Under the maintainer definitions, if one feature that doesn't work, it doesn't mean the entire program doesn't. As such, with this complaint, I have revised the rating on the test result in question.
iTunes can be used to:
View books
Download and listen/watch podcasts
Listen to music
Purchase a range of media and playing it.

If any of these features work, then it is deemed higher than Garbage. If the majority of these features function, then it can be considered Silver as syncing between devices is not a 'normal' day-to-day use case. Would you sync something everyday?
RE: Gold!?
by Hugo Osvaldo Barrera on Wednesday December 7th 2016, 0:03
In all honesty, all those are secondary functions. It's like a photo tagging app being able to open/display/save photos, but not tag them.

In any case, I guess bronze/silver at least sounds better than gold.
RE: Gold!?
by Ken Sharp on Saturday February 25th 2017, 13:33
You're quite correct and editing the rating was the correct thing to do also. This is why we need good maintainers.
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!
RE: Error 0x80090304
by Matthew D'Asaro on Monday November 14th 2016, 21:27
OK. Looks like I was only half right. I can confirm that upgrading the distribution fixed the 0x80090304 error, but the patch at the above link does not seem to.

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:
RE: 12.2 has dropped Windows XP and Vista
by yurii k on Tuesday December 1st 2015, 13:23
thanks man. works perfectly on staging 1.7.55!

it looks like wine64 bit doesnt want to run 64 bit though, it keeps to say unsupported architecture for dlls
RE: 12.2 has dropped Windows XP and Vista
by Brandon Taylor on Monday March 28th 2016, 12:05
Not necessarily. iTunes >= 12.2 will work with Wine; you just need to set the Windows version to Windows 7 or higher using Winetricks or Winecfg. Try 'winetricks win7' then 'wine iTunesSetup.exe' or, to run them both in one command line, 'winetricks win7 && wine iTunesSetup.exe'.
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;
RE: I did not manage to get 12.3 x64 to work with wine
by I'd rather not say on Tuesday April 12th 2016, 12:53
Try using the "iTunes 12.3.3 for old video cards" available at

It worked for me (on wine 1.9.7) when I ran into your same error with the normal iTunes.
RE: I did not manage to get 12.3 x64 to work with wine
by Wine Taster on Tuesday December 6th 2016, 6:38
Tried this("12.4.3 for old video card") with 1.9.24 and even the iTunes.exe isn't installed correctly with this setup:
iTunes $ ls
iPodUpdaterExt.dll iTunesMiniPlayer.dll iTunesMiniPlayer.Resources

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?