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I have some music that I bought on iTunes that I'd like to have on my Linux computer. Is there a way I can install iTunes and download the music? I already tried using Wine, and I got a lot of errors, and the application's GUI didn't show properly, so Wine is out of the question. Is there any alternative other than repurchasing the music?

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Have you tried older versions of iTunes been awhile since I have but I know I used to get iTunes working fine 2 years ago – 50-3 Sep 22 '13 at 12:44
    
Yeah, I just did. It just says that there's a later version of itunes installed, even though I deleted all of iTunes' stuff. Maybe I'll go to my Windows installation and put the music onto a thumb drive or something. – celloplayer Sep 22 '13 at 13:00
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As sucky as it is, the easiest way seems to be to use a VM and re-map the itunes folder to one the host has access to, via a share for example. Or use a different service to purchase music :) – Paul Sep 22 '13 at 13:16
    
I dual boot Windows and Linux, so maybe I'll just hop on to Windows and put my music onto a thumb drive or something like that. – celloplayer Sep 22 '13 at 13:19
    
If you can export the music, have you tried simply copying it onto your linux drive and playing it? Is that impossible because of some silly DRM stuff? – terdon Sep 22 '13 at 17:49
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If you can export your music from iTunes, the easiest thing to do would be to just save it in a partition that Linux has access to or a USB drive and then just copy it over to the Linux install.

Another approach would be to have Windows running in a virtual machine like VMWare or VirtualBox that way you can just fire up the VM whenever you want to use iTunes. That's what I do to sync all my iStuff™ from Linux.

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I put my music on dropbox then copied it over. It worked, thanks. – celloplayer Sep 29 '13 at 15:20

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