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First published by:
Amanda Miller
on 22 Nov 2013
Last revision by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 25 Nov 2013
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Can TntMPD run on a Chromebook?

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Maybe.  Since Chromebooks run "Chrome OS" which is based on Linux, it might be possible to get TntMPD running via WINE.  But you're going to need an Intel processor.  WINE only emulates Windows, not the Intel CPU.

So if you have a Chromebook with an Intel chip, give it a try.  And please report back with you find out!

(More info on running TntMPD on Linux via WINE here.)

Recent Comments

By: Jonathan Posted on 24 Nov 2015 4:01 PM

Is it possible to develop an app for on a Chrombook? I just bought one and I really want to use tntMPD on my chromebook. The option via Wine won't work for me.

By: TomHallman Posted on 26 Apr 2017 8:42 PM

I'm using the latest version of CrossOver on a Google Pixel 2 (2015) Intel Chromebook. Unfortunately, TntConnect crashes just before we get to the green installation dialog.

In talking briefly with the Crossover developers, they insist that all CrossOver apps have WINEARCH=32 set by default, so that's not the issue.  Not sure what else can be done, though, unless Troy can provide an installer-less instance of TntConnect =)

Once that problem gets resolved, though, I've discovered that installing Dropbox from the Android Play Store works.  Any files you "sync" (it's a little unintuitive... select the file, then click the "download" icon - that causes it to sync) will show up at /sdcard/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/[string]/scratch.  (I'm not sure if that [string] part is unique.)  TntConnect should be able to access the database that way, and thus we can keep our DB in sync as usual, even from a Chromebook!

If I can get this all working properly, I'll post more detailed instructions.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 23 Jun 2017 11:00 PM

Hi Tom, you can take TntConnect.exe from an installation on Windows and move that file to your Chromebook to run under Wine/CrossOver.  But the Wine prefix/bottle you're running it in must have some prereqs installed such as Jet 4.0, MDAC 2.8 SP1 and msxml 6.  But if the installation won't even start up, there's probably more serious matters lurking.

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