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Audiobooks and certain 'enhanced' Podcasts contain images display as a slideshow synced to the audio but these are not displayed by default when playing the file in iTunes, and when it does show the artwork, it typically only shows the low resolution preview. This hint describes how to see the full resolution images.

I publish my class lectures as enhanced audio Podcasts using ProfCast. These have the full resolution Keynote slides embedded as images in the audio file, but many of my viewers don't realize these are available because iTunes by default only plays the audio and doesn't show the images.

To see the images you need to first make sure the file has downloaded and is playing from your computer (not streaming from the iTunes store as a preview of the selected file), then click on the 'Show Album Artwork' button (a box with an up triangle in the bottom left corner of iTunes). This shows a thumbnail of the image associated with the current location in the audio file. Click on the thumbnail to get a pop-up window with the full resolution image.

Any audiobooks or files with the .mpa or .mpb extension have the capability to have such artwork available.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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View full resolution images in Podcasts
Authored by: pbeyersdorf on Apr 18, '11 08:05:19AM
The file extensions of the formats that support this are .m4a and .m4b, not .mpa and .mpb as I mistakenly wrote.

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