Coffee Blog Machine and Video — advice and help

howdy-

i'm starting my videoblog with absolutely no previous blogging
experience.

I need to build my page design, stylesheets, and get writing. I just
grabbed a copy of BlogMachine and it seems pretty good.

I'm looking for tips (advice, scripts, code, etc) for embedding
a .jpg into the blog post and having that trigger a streaming media
player. (i'll be using an ad server to stream content, thus keeping
my ISP bandwidth at a minimum.)

if anyone has some very basic instructions, tips, or whatever, I'm
all ears.