LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
pressman57
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Escondido Ca.
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 20
Linux and iTunes


I've searched around a bit and read that something called SharpMusique can be used to access the itunes music store. Have any of you tried it, and if so, are there any distribution-specific issuse I need to know about in order to build it? Is it even worth the effort? It sure is easy to just use gtk-gnutella....
 
Old 05-04-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
Soulful93
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Distribution: SuSE 9.2 Slackware 10.1
Posts: 137

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've read that you can actually run iTunes in Crossover Office. Although, from what I understand it runs a bit slow. It still works.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
sjr
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Maryland
Distribution: SUSE 10.1 and 10.2
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've used SharpMusique a little bit. It was somewhat difficult to install, I don't have it completely working, and the complete lack of instructions is quite annoying.
  • It needs just about all the latest mono packages. See http://www.mono-project.com/Downloads.
  • It needs one manual correction to the source code. Change line 1231 in FairStore.cs from
    Code:
    string strSubmit;
    to
    Code:
    string strSubmit = "";
  • Before building, it looks like you need to run the libvlc.sh script, but I couldn't get it to work.
Once installed, it mostly runs ok, although I can't get the song preview to work, most likely because of the libvlc.sh failure.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
pressman57
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Escondido Ca.
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 20
Thanks for the reply Steve, I'm glad I asked. What I find annoying is to have to wade through all this just to give Apple my money. It seems to me that Apple wants to borrow extensivly from the open source community, but wants to give nothing back.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
worldgnat
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 337

Rep: Reputation: 30
I agree, and to think I almost bought a mac (great machine, nice software, b**** of a company though). I'm running libvlc.sh on my FC4 installation. It automatically runs configure, make and I think make install. I was very close to writing Apple a nasty e-mail about iTunes, but they don't have a general iTunes feedback form. On that topic, what has anyone heard about installing Darwin? I've tried downloading their software, but it's not on SF.net for some reason, it keeps complaining that it can't read the file. Well for now I guess I'll just have to keep looking for Platic Jesus on Limewire.....

-Peter
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anything like iTunes in Linux? futurist Linux - Software 19 04-16-2006 01:17 PM
Itunes Linux Johnnyae17 Linux - Software 21 03-22-2005 08:59 PM
itunes on linux discourse Linux - Software 5 02-14-2005 05:27 AM
iTunes on linux PlatinumRik Linux - Software 6 06-03-2004 12:19 PM
iTunes, Linux, Wine prettycool Linux - Software 3 10-17-2003 04:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration