I am currently creating podcats in Adobe Audition CS5.5 on my PC for iTunes. I just found out about "enhanced podcasts" and was wondering if there is a way to create them on a PC using AU? My main reason is to be able to have chapters, and perhaps photos as well... but also to be able to add links to the lyrics section.
If it is not possible to create them on a PC is there a way to atleast put links in the lyrics section of a podcast or chapters?
I would really aprecaite any help, or a point in the right direction.
Enhanced Podcasts are an extension that is supported only by iTunes and iPod/iOS as far as I'm aware - though there may be other players or devices now that are compatible. Audition can certainly create the audio stream portion of the package, but the other necessary files are generally built in other tools. There's an excellent walkthrough available at http://blog.makezine.com/2008/02/29/how-to-make-enhanced-podc/
In essence, you create an XML flie that contains blocks detailing each chapter, image, and link you'd like to appear at specific timestamps during playback, then use an Apple tool to build a new file that combines these into a new, distributable file.
It certainly seems like there could be a nicer, cross-platform experience for creating these and while I haven't done too much investigation this morning to see what alternatives exist, I'll put this on the feature backlog for Audition for consideration and prioritization.
Have a great weekend,