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Old 04-28-2005, 05:05 AM   #1
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Problems with WINE+iTunes+iPod


I've been trying to get iTunes under Linux working through WINE, more specifically Codeweavers CrossOffice v4.0 which is said to support iTunes.

I HAVE got iTunes itself working, but the problem is that it doesn't recognize my iPod. Now, I found a guide on how to get it working - unfortunately I'm apparently not allowed to post URLs, but it's available on the CodeWeavers site in the support section.

Anyway, I've come so far as that when I mount the iPod, iTunes will actually react - but the reaction is "The software required to communicate with the iPod is not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes."

After sneaking around a bit, it seems that the iPodService.exe that is installed along with iTunes doesn't run like it should. When trying to run it manually through wine it just says "winewrapper: cannot execute '"C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe"'
Note that this would only be my GUESS on why it's not working, though I find it very likely that this is the cause, as iPodService.exe apparently is supposed to be running according to the Codeweaver page.

Has anyone else messed around with this and got it working? Would be very happy if anyone could help!
Old 04-28-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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Not sure how to deal with the Codeweavers problem, but I would suggest GTKpod instead of iTunes to work with your iPod. It runs natively on Linux, and works quite well. If you're using yum or apt, it should already be in a repository somewhere.
Old 04-28-2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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Yeah I've been trying out gtkpod but don't feel comfortable with it. Among other things it messes up the iPod database, changing the order of artists and tracks...also, it lacks support for editing tags for both MP3 and AAC files. I know there are other programs who could do this, but the seamless integration in iTunes is much more preferrable.

Thanks for the tip though


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