Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to cabassi)
Your image is a TIFF: http://www.walkingdeadcast.com/wp-content/uploads/cover_art.tif
I'm surprised this ever showed in the Store as it's not an acceptable format - images need to be JPEG or PNG. You should recreate this image as a JPEG - give it a different name - upload it to your server and change the feed accordingly. It will probably take some days for the Store to recognize the new image.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to cabassi)
The image is correctly referenced, BUT your feed is unreadable because you have a stray 'f' at the very beginning:
f<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Just remove this and you should be OK. As I say, the image won't show up for some time but it looks OK.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks. You really should be making good money as a podcast consultant if you aren't already, IMO.
BTW, I think Apple may have just recently started cracking down on the rules for podcast art file formats. I see a bunch of generic podcast icons in the listings now.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to cabassi)
You've removed the rogue 'f' but the image is a TIFF again (if I remember rightly it was a JPEG the last time I looked).
I woudn't have thought TIFF was ever acceptable - browsers mostly won't show them, and as they are not compressed they are very much larger than JPEGS.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
That's odd. When I look at my RSS file, I see this line:
<itunes:image href="http://www.walkingdeadcast.com/wp-content/uploads/cover_art_wdc.jpg" />
I tried searching on "tif" and nothing came up (aside from a few instances of the word "beautiful"). I wonder what I'm missing. Is Feedburner doing something to the file after I edit it? If so, I'm not sure how to get to the post-Feedburner-edited file (or how to change the appropriate setting in Feedburner).
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to cabassi)
I looked at http://feeds.feedburner.com/WalkingDeadcast and it's definitely a TIFF. I would have expected Feedburner simply to pick it up from your original feed. There may be a setting in Feedburner but it shouldn't be neceesary to over-ride the original.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
This is so odd. I updated the original RSS feed, here: http://www.walkingdeadcast.com/aacfeed/The_Walking_Deadcast_%28AAC_feed%29/Podca st/rss.xml
And then I pinged Feedburner. But the Feedburner feed still references the .tif file.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Yep, I had forgotten that I also specified the image location in Feedburrner, in the SmartCast section under the Optimize tab. After changing it there, my art appeared quickly in iTunes.
Thanks again Roger. Extremely helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
We are experiencing a similar issue - both our Podcasts are now missing their icons - we've had these podcasts for 5 years and this is the first time the Icon images are missing. This seems to be an issue that alot of people are having. Can you help us?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 4:45 AM (in response to email@example.com)
Could you please post this question as a new thread and include the URLs of both your feed and the Store page - this latter can be found by control-clicking on the podcast image (or where it should be) - and choosing 'Copy link'. Please include the http:// in both cases to make the links clickable. Without this information it's not really possible to make any sensible comment.