iTunes is a media player that is available only for Windows and Mac OS X but also can be run in Linux with Wine. Certainly we’re interested in latter operating system . The following manual shows how to get iTunes 7.2 running in Linux with wine 0.9.45.
- Install deb package:
sudo dpkg -i wine_0.9.45~winehq0~ubuntu~7.04-1_i386.deb
- Configure by running
winecfgcommand in terminal
- In Applications tab, choose Windows XP option.
- In Drivers tab, click Autodetect button.
- In Audio tab, check ALSA Driver and uncheck OSS Driver.
Then click OK button.
After wine is installed we should get latest iTunes from here and get it installed.
- Run in terminal:
- Install iTunes as you do it in Windows or Mac OS X
- Run it with command:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/iTunes/iTunes.exe
Screenshot is taken from here.
Update: recently I came across really comprehensive post about how to run iTunes in Ubuntu/Linux. The author tells there about all known approaches to gain access to iTunes under Ubuntu/Linux. The post can be found here.