WHY DON'T MY PODCAST EPISODES SHOW THE PODCAST IMAGE?
you look at the iTunes Store page for your podcast you see the podcast
image (if there is one) you have referenced in your feed file. However,
when you subscribe to a podcast and select an episode in List view you don't see an
image, though in the new My Podcasts view the image from the feed does appear (right).
This is because the display in List is for 'cover art' belonging
to the individual episode rather than the entire podcast. The artwork
for this is embedded in the audio file rather than referenced in the
embed an image in an
audio file: having created an image (ideally
iTunes. In the sidebar, under 'Library', click 'Music'. It's probably
best to select the list view from the buttons at top right. In iTunes 11 select the 'Songs' button at the top.
- Locate your
podcast mp3 file and drag it into this
will be copied in.
- Select it and hit
command-i (control-i on Windows) or choose 'Get info' from the File
the 'Artwork' tab at the top of the pane which opens.
- Drag your image
to the space. Click 'OK', and when you play the track you should see
- Drag the
episode file out to the desktop and upload this version to the server
to replace the existing episode file.
- You can
delete the copy in iTunes if necessary but if you are storing the file
elsewhere you should replace it with this new version (which looks just
the same, and note that the cover art does not appear in the QuickTime
Player, nor in the iTunes Store page, only when you subscribe).
yours is an 'enhanced' podcast - e.g. m4a with chapters and an image
for each chapter - then the image for the first chapter will show when
you start playing episode.
In iTunes v10 and earlier when you subscribe to a podcast with a
different image embedded in each
episodes, the image in the latest episode is the one which appears in
album view, grid view and in the top section in coverflow view - either
the first Chapter
image, or an additionally embedded image if there is one. In iTunes 11/12
there is no Cover Flow and the image does not appear in List view until you start
playing the episode. In the new My Podcasts view the image from the feed appears alongside the name of the podcast.
Note that in the iOS Podcasts app the embedded or chapter images (and
images referenced in the 'itunes:image' tags within individual
episodes) do not show. (It's been reported that the images from these
tags do appear in the latest version - I'm not able to check this.)
Roger Wilmut. This site is not associated with Apple.