Enhanced Podcasts

I have been doing quite a bit of research on enhanced podcasts. Enhanced podcasts allow the publisher to insert chapters and additional graphics to the podcast file. For my purposes, this means I could take a presentation, break it up into chapters, and re-insert the slides from the presentation to each chapter. The listener could then review the presentation with the slides.
 
I will be posting an enhanced podcast of my 2006 WesCorp CFO Forum presentation on information security. Here's how to use it in iTunes.
 
1. Open iTunes and click on the "Podcast" link on the left side.
 
2. Drag-and-drop the enhanced podcast link to iTunes. It should properly download and import the file.
 
3. Click the "Edit" menu at the top and "Show Artwork" to view the slides. A small window should open up on the left side of iTunes.
 
4. Start playing the podcast. If you wish to jump between chapters, there is a small icon that appears at the top of iTunes just to the right of the presentation window and left of the search box. You can select the drop-down menu to navigate the presentation.
 
5. If you copy the file to the iPod, the controls to jump back and forth should just work. The slides will be shown if you have a video iPod.
 
Hopefully this will be of help to others that wish to view enhanced podcasts. I will upload future presentations in this format as well.

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