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  • It has been long known that Wine does not have support for iTunes over version 6 or 7 or something like that. I don't know what it is about it but iTunes tends not to work under Wine. The ones that you can get to work under Wine don't support transferring songs to iPod. You're better of with Amarok or Rhythmbox. Hope that helps.

    Answered by Acid1
    5 years ago
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  • There *is* a patch to make wine work with the latest versions of iTunes (can't currently find it), but you'd probably be better off with an open source player. My personal favourite is SongBird. Alternatively, you could run a Windows machine inside Linux using a virtualisation product such as VirtualBox or VMWare. Hope I was of help.

    Answered by l33tmyst
    5 years ago
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  • man, you should try rhithmbox, banshee or amarok! Itunes is for loosers!

    p.s. don't use GNU & Linux as if it was Windows... it's not!

    Answered by Renich
    5 years ago
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  • Banshee is a lot similar to ITunes. I use it to put all my music on my IPod.

    Answered by shanepatrickfagan
    5 years ago
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  • iTunes doesn't have a great history of running on WINE. The WINE folks basically have to run to keep up.

    Try Songbird. It's roughly the same, just no store. It has Zune and iPod support (don't know about iPod Touch, but there are other cool things you can do with the iPT). Rhythmbox isn't bad either (my personal favourite for layout) and has two music stores built in (Magnatune and Jamendo)

    Answered by ChrisTomalty
    5 years ago
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  • The people who have posted are right. iTunes, even if you were to get it running, suffers on WINE due to poor USB Syncing support. You are better off running a different program.

    If you're used to iTunes, I recommend SongBird or Rhythmbox. If you don't have an iPod, use Songbird - it is most reminiscent of iTunes and you would find yourself very much at home. However, it does not sync well - Album Art, as of right now, is a huge problem (you can use gtkPod for your syncing if you wish).

    If you do have an iPod, or just want a faster program, use Rhythmbox. It's basically the same interface, albeit a little less attractive, but it makes up for it in speed. I used Songbird for a while, but have since switched to Rhythmbox.

    Answered by lsussan
    5 years ago
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  • [quote name="l33tmyst"]There *is* a patch to make wine work with the latest versions of iTunes (can't currently find it), but you'd probably be better off with an open source player. My personal favourite is SongBird. Alternatively, you could run a Windows machine inside Linux using a virtualisation product such as VirtualBox or VMWare. Hope I was of help.[/quote]

    I can't report on VMWare, but on Virtual Box running iTunes has some pretty severe usability issues, especially if you have a large music library. For example, extremely slow response to search or UI focus change. Delay between audio and video when playing back mpeg video (from iTunes store. Dr. Horrible just isn't the same out of synch). No visualizer capabilities. Also was never able to get the virtual machine to recognize the iPod for synching. This one maybe conquerable, but not a simple task "out of the box."

    Answered by corigo
    5 years ago
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  • itunes works with wine..
    take a look:
    [url]http://phorolinux.com/how-to-install-itunes-72-in-linux.html[/url]

    Btw you can also use banshee or amarok..

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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  • It should be mentioned that iPod support depends on the ipod generation as well. iPod Touch does not work with Songbird (1.0) or Amarok (1.4).
    If you have problems with the media players you should give gtkpod a try, which focusses on iPod syncing and should work even with iPod touch.

    Answered by Albert
    5 years ago
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  • I believe the only good reason to use iTunes is because of an iPod or iPhone. If you have an iPod < Touch it will be supported by Amarok or gtkpod anyway so no point in installing it (and handing control over your music to Apple...) but if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch Wine won't do the trick and you'll have to use VMWare or VirtualBox. But never ever try to do a firmware upgrade in an emulated environment, it will put the iPod in upgrade mode, but won't be able to reattach later, practically leaving the device in update mode...

    Answered by cdecker
    5 years ago
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  • have a look here => http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=16848&iTestingId=43394

    Answered by Khalid
    5 years ago
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