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Old 03-29-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Is it possible to install iTunes if you are using Linux?
 
Old 03-29-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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The short answer is "no". The long answer is "yes, but there are lots of problems with whichever method you choose, and you'd probably be better off using a native Linux programme".

Off the top of my head, the options are:

1) Use wine to install itunes on Linux - this is generally buggy, and you may be missing some features of itunes. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1347 gives a comparison of versions.
2) Use a virtual machine running windows, and install itunes on that - in my experience, virtual machines run quite slowly, so I would guess that this approach would lead to laggy playback. It will also depend on what hardware you have available
3) Use a native Linux programme, like Rhythmbox (supposedly has the best iPod support), Banshee, Exaile, Quodlibet (my favourite) or Amarok. The downside of this approach is that they will have less support for iPods, iPhones and other iCrap, but if you're only using iTunes to listen to music (rather than to sync your iThings) then this shouldn't be an issue.

Hope this helps,
 
Old 03-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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If you like to give it a try
1) Download install and configure Wine
2)Download Itunes for windows
3)Install Itunes for windows using Wine .
 
Old 03-30-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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Also, I hope you've heard of gtkpod:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/ope...han-itunes/169
 
Old 03-30-2013, 03:55 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Is it possible to install iTunes if you are using Linux?
There are a great many Linux alternatives that you can use to replace itunes:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/itunes
http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/07/08...ing-your-ipod/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10t...for-itunes/450
Here is a comparison of Linux programs for managing an ipod:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...Managers#Linux

By the way, if you are in the market for a new mp3 player, forget about the ipod. Get yourself a Sandisk Sansa Fuze.
Sandisk (unlike Apple) supports Linux, and their mp3 players are cheaper as well.
I easily manage my music in my Sandisk player right off the Linux terminal or file manager, or from any of the ipod alternatives listed in the links that I gave here.

Last edited by tommcd; 03-30-2013 at 03:58 AM.
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for sharing all of these. I'll try the steps you guys suggested. I hope I'll succeed.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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I love how easily I can edit id tags and album artwork with iTunes. Can someone confirm if this functionality works as expected in Linux using wine? I have tried several Id tag editors in Linux but I still like iTunes better
 
Old 04-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #8
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itunes , not really

for NEW music players you NEED windows to activate it and format the player in "fat32"
or a mac and the player will be formatted to ZFS+

then

you can use GTKpod ( if it is formatted to fat32) or "Atunes" or even rhythmbox to put music on it

but be aware that the MS Windows "itunes" will remove the non-itunes play list if you sysc it on the windows itunes
( It dose on my old nano )
 
Old 04-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #9
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apple doesnt make a version of itunes that runs natively in linux; consider gtkpod, rhythmbox, amorok, banshee, ... although you cant buy stuff from apple; also consider amazon un-box to buy stuff from amazon.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 AM   #10
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I love how easily I can edit id tags and album artwork with iTunes. Can someone confirm if this functionality works as expected in Linux using wine? I have tried several Id tag editors in Linux but I still like iTunes better
I would recommend QuodLibet, it has very good tag support.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #11
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I would recommend QuodLibet, it has very good tag support.
I will try this one. Thanks
 
  


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