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  1. #1
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    Default Wine or PlayOnLinux for ipad/ipod backups

    Title ask what I would like to address.
    First off, I have no problem playing the content on my iDevices with what comes with openSuse, but the backups are important to me.

    But iPad and iPod backups need to be made. I would like to do it from within openSuse without having to start Windows first just to make backups.
    Not sure if a 32bit version of iTunes will do the job, but have to assume it will.

    I looked at some documentation for PlayOnLinux, and it addresses 'playing games' but doesn't tell me if it will handle iTunes.
    TIA Bill L
    HP Compaq desktop Leap15.1 Win10, Win7
    Toshiba laptops Leap15.1 & Win10, HP AiO Win10.
    I can now print with openSuSe Leap! Can Scan now, could be better!!
    I can backup my iPod and iPad with Windows, can't with Linux.(Will get there someday!)

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    Default Re: Wine or PlayOnLinux for ipad/ipod backups

    afaik itunes does not work well with wine or wine forks (inc playonlinux)
    older versions of itunes might work
    https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ss=application
    according to the above link itunes 8.x and 9.x sort of work
    you can get old versions over at filehippo
    https://filehippo.com/download_itunes/history/8/
    you're better off connecting your device via mtp assuming apple devices have media transfer protocol support

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    Default Re: Wine or PlayOnLinux for ipad/ipod backups

    I might have jumped the gun as it would seam itunex 12.x sort of works with wine 3.0
    https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...sion&iId=31322
    What works
    Quickly tested, but seems to work well, including iMusic.
    Installed iTunes 12.7.5.9 32bits with Wine 3.0

    What does not
    Workarounds
    What was not tested
    Videos, and buying on Itunes Store.
    Hardware tested
    Graphics:

    • GPU: Nvidia
    • Driver: proprietary

    Additional Comments
    Installed iTunes 12.7.5.9 32bits with Wine 3.0 from Ubuntu 18.04 without special tweak, except adding the environment variable WINEARCH=win32 to run in 32bits
    that being said unless you need access to your apple library I still say use mtp or ptp

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