View Full Version : [ubuntu] Has anyone got Quicktime to work in WINE?

July 20th, 2008, 11:36 PM
I recently ran the latest iTunes under WINE and purchased the three acts of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (http://www.drhorrible.com/). I was able to play the audio, but the video would absolutely not work. I tried running QuickTime, but that wouldn't work either; it wouldn't come up at all. Has anyone been able to get QuickTime working, or have another way of watching iTunes-purchased, DRM-protected M4V videos? Maybe some way of stripping the DRM?

EDIT: I completely removed everything Apple and Quicktime from the hard drive (or so I think), and even uninstalled and reinstalled Wine Doors, yet whenever I try to install Quicktime again, it still says I already have a version installed, and apparently it doesn't want overwrite the non-existing Quicktime... So I can't get it. Can someone help me out here?

CONCLUSION: Quicktime 7.5, the version required to watch these encrypted iTunes-bought videos, does not work in WINE.

July 21st, 2008, 02:44 AM
Bump 1/<10.

July 21st, 2008, 02:49 AM
Does VLC media player work?

July 21st, 2008, 02:50 AM
Nope, VLC doesn't play Quicktime encrypted formats. Not iTunes-purchased vids, anyway.

July 21st, 2008, 05:31 AM
I could get QuickTime working but not iTunes.

Use Wine Doors, which is in the package repository.

July 21st, 2008, 05:40 AM
It is? I can't find it there...

I guess I'll just install it from their site.

July 21st, 2008, 06:48 AM
try using ffmpeg to convert the files. winff is the gui for it.

July 21st, 2008, 07:00 AM
It's an encrypted DRM-protected proprietary format, so no, ffmpeg won't be able to convert it.

I found absolutely everything Apple on my computer and deleted it... Yet for some reason, the Quicktime installer still things I have it. Man, this is annoying.

July 21st, 2008, 07:01 AM
Whoops, double-post.

July 21st, 2008, 07:35 PM
Bump 2/<10.

July 22nd, 2008, 08:56 PM
Bump 3/<10.

July 23rd, 2008, 06:27 AM
Conclusion: As of now, Quicktime 7.5 does not work under WINE.

July 23rd, 2008, 06:44 AM
i have your solution... dont use anything apple :P

July 23rd, 2008, 06:47 AM
Actually, my solution is to wait until I get my Eee PC with XP later this year, then get iTunes + Quicktime.

July 4th, 2009, 07:30 AM
try using older version of qucktime

July 4th, 2009, 08:16 AM
wow, thank you so much. this has to be the only media player i know, ... Linux version using wine with customizations using the quicktime alternative or ... I've got a lot of songs from the iTunes store, so this is very helpful. .... Quicktime is not available for Linux. Therefore, this add-on cannot work on Linux. ...