Application Details:

Version: 12.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 74
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.5

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What works

More specifically this version (12.4.3) works.

You have to install with Compatibility set for Windows 7. However program only runs (on Wine 7) when set to Windows 10. (This wasnt an issue on Wine 6)

Program installs, runs and plays music. You can navigate all tabs, add music to your library. The small window player also works flawlessly.

What does not

  • Your songs library list scrolls very slow, computer ramps up if you use scroll wheel. Its better to use the search function or drag the scrollbar.
  • Some cover pictures and other textures in For You, New, ... tabs wont show up, there will be gray square or layout will be messed up.
  • Program will crash if winbind package is present.
  • Program needs extra fonts, japanese characters show up only after installing cjkfonts. However all characters are half width.
  • Emojis do show as empty squares.


What was not tested

Paying for album in the shop wasn't tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Over all I give silver. Program doesn't run perfectly however for its main purpose (play my music library on my computer) it works.

I also tried to install the latest version ( which will install and run with compatibility set to windows 10), however whole window is black. You can click things and everything works as it should, you just cant see what you are clicking on.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 24 20227.5Yes Yes NoBronzeCutieguwu 
CurrentPop!_OS 21.10Jan 20 20227.0Yes Yes NoSilverFilip Kolinsky 
ShowFedora 34 x86_64Jun 27 20216.11-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageinori39 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20205.4Yes Yes NoBronzeDemensdeum 
ShowVoid LinuxJan 05 20204.21Yes Yes NoBronzealan 

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
15255 ntdll: The memory overview Page in Google Chrome is incomplete (MemoryWorkingSetList for NtQueryVirtualMemory) 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
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
42029 Apple ITunes 12.5.4 does not install UNCONFIRMED View
42254 iTunes 12.5.4 window maximized with margin UNCONFIRMED View
45181 iTunesVisualizerHost.exe crashes upon iTunes launch UNCONFIRMED View
47165 iTunes 12.9.4+ user interface is rendered black (only text visible) NEW 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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by sngvy on Monday February 28th 2022, 14:44
iTunes x64 fully worked on Fedora 35 without any fixes
Itunes is black
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Thursday September 12th 2019, 6:34

Can someone help me with iTunes 12?
My screen is black. i can't see nothing.

I'm in Ubuntu 16.04, with wine 4.15.
RE: Itunes is black
by DanDrix on Thursday December 12th 2019, 18:44
I was facing the same issue

You can't neither use the latest version nor the 64bits.
Follow this tutorial

it worked for me
RE: Itunes is black
by Ryan Egesdahl on Wednesday August 4th 2021, 22:27
Try installing iTunes 12.8.x instead. It doesn't show a black screen, and it doesn't have the sign-in prompt crash. You can find official links to old iTunes versions here:
iTunes crashes when logging in
by Lennart on Thursday December 27th 2018, 14:44
iTunes crashes during login because NtQueryVirtualMemory is not or only partially implemented in Wine.
itunes crashes on login
by coynea90 on Friday November 30th 2018, 17:40
running wine 3.21 on ubuntu 18.04. can install and launch iTunes; however, when I attempt to log in to the apple store, it ends up crashing. any advice?
RE: itunes crashes on login
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Saturday December 1st 2018, 23:27
Can confirm.
Just download a 12.8.x version and use that, it doesn't have such issue.
RE: itunes crashes on login
by Lennart on Thursday December 27th 2018, 15:02
iTunes crashes during login because NtQueryVirtualMemory is not or only partially implemented in Wine.
Login Problem
by Meister on Thursday July 12th 2018, 5:12
When I try in to Sign in I am getting an error message with error code 0x80090318.
iTunes 12 32bit on Ubuntu 18.04.
Ubuntu 18.04 - 32bit
by Can Bican on Tuesday July 10th 2018, 8:13
On Ubuntu 18.04, 32-bit version runs perfectly.
RE: Ubuntu 18.04 - 32bit
by Mark Richter on Tuesday September 11th 2018, 19:18
When I tried to install the 32-bit version, it said I was running a 64-bit machine (I have both architectures enabled).

The 64-bit install just failed.

How did you get this to work?
RE: Ubuntu 18.04 - 32bit
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Tuesday September 11th 2018, 19:34
Create the prefix with WINEARCH=win32 variable
Works fine
by clidx on Tuesday July 3rd 2018, 7:05
On Arch with every package and iTunes 32 bit at the latest as of this comment and Wine 3.11.
Overrode gdiplus and msxml3 (not sure if these are still needed) and added reg keys for CSMT (this was definitely needed). It works decently and I wouldn't call it slow. Without CSMT it was slower and it crashed as per previous comment. Scrolling can be a little jerky sometimes.
itunes V12 on OpenSuSE Leap42.2...
by MlCHAEL on Friday March 23rd 2018, 2:04
...and wine 3.4:

Runs a little bit slow, but runs.

When installing iTunes, Windows Version must be set to Windows7, otherwise it will not install.
RE: itunes V12 on OpenSuSE Leap42.2...
by Brendan Basone on Saturday August 11th 2018, 9:22
iTunes needs Windows 7 service pack 1 somehow to be installed before WINE runs it in 3.0.2. And Mint 19, could do with a fix
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?