Hi. Really hoping someone can help me with this... I'll try and explain this as best I can(!)

Basically I've got a page containing a block of 9 images, with each linking to a video clip. At the moment I've got the CSS coded so that whenever the mouse is hovered over the 'infobar' (at the bottom of each image) it goes from having a transparent background with black text to having a grey background with white text.

What I'm trying to achieve is that same effect whenever the mouse is hovered over any part of the image and infobar.

The CSS is as as follows:
Code:
/*
 *  Page Stylesheet 
 */
body {
  font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
  background-color: #eaeaea;
  border:0; margin:0; padding:0;
  height: 100%;
}
a:link {
	text-decoration: none;
}
a:visited {
	text-decoration: none;
}
a:hover {
	text-decoration: none;
}
a:active {
	text-decoration: none;
}
#container {
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
   	min-height: 100%;
	width: 936px;
}
* html #container {
	height: 100%;
}
#content {
	float:left;
	position: relative;
	height: 528px;
	width: 936px;
	z-index: 0;
}
.miniscreen1, .miniscreen2, .miniscreen3, .miniscreen4, .miniscreen5, .miniscreen6, .miniscreen7, .miniscreen8, .miniscreen9 {
	position: absolute;
	float: left;
	display: block;
	width: 312px;
	height: 176px;
}
.miniscreen1 {
	top: 0;
	left: 0;
}
.miniscreen2 {
	top:0;
	left: 312px;
}
.miniscreen3 {
	top: 0;
	left: 624px;
}
.miniscreen4 {
	left: 0;
	top:176px;
}
.miniscreen5 {
	left: 312px;
	top:176px;
}
.miniscreen6 {
	left: 624px;
	top:176px;
}
.miniscreen7 {
	left: 0;
	top:352px;
}
.miniscreen8 {
	left: 312px;
	top:352px;
}
.miniscreen9 {
	left: 624px;
	top:352px;
}
.info {
	height: 30px;
	top:3px;
	left: 40px;
	width: 265px;
	float: left;
	position: absolute;
}
.infobar  {
	left:0px;
	position: absolute;
	top: 140px;
	width: 312px;
	height: 36px;
	outline: none;
	color:#000;
	background: url("data/infobar.png") no-repeat 0 0;
	z-index: 650;
}
.infobar:hover  { 
	background-position: 0 -36px;
	outline: none;
	color:#fff;
}
#infobar span {
	display: none;
	outline: none;
}
.clip_title {
	outline: none;
	font-size: 85%;
	font-weight: 700;
	vertical-align: top;
	text-align: left;
}
.clip_sub {
	outline: none;
	height: 13px;
	font-size: 80%;
	line-height: 13px;
	font-weight: 700;
	vertical-align: top;
	text-align: left;
}
And the HTML is:
HTML Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<html>
	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
		<title>Test Page</title>
		<meta name="description" content=" " />
		<meta name="keywords" content=" " />
		<meta name="generator" content=" " />
		<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page.css" media="screen" />
	</head>
<body>

<div id="container">

	<div id="content">
		<span class="miniscreen1">			
		<a href="#"> <img src="img/clip1.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 1<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
					
		<span class="miniscreen2">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip2.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 2<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
		
		<span class="miniscreen3">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip3.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 3<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
			
		<span class="miniscreen4">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip4.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 4<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
	
		<span class="miniscreen5">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip5.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 5<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
	
		<span class="miniscreen6">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip6.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 6<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
	
		<span class="miniscreen7">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip7.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 7<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
	
		<span class="miniscreen8">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip8.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 8<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
	
		<span class="miniscreen9">
		<a href="#"><img src="img/clip9.jpg" width="312" height="176" border="0">
		<span class="infobar"><span class="info clip_title">Test Clip 9<br><span class="clip_sub">123 Productions</span></span></span></a>
		</span></span>
				
	</div>
</div>
	
</body>
</html>
There must be a better (and easier?) way to do this. Any help would be very-much appreciated - and save an old bloke from tearing too much of his hair out(!)