My terminal hangs on initialization of Video


I have downloaded the smpeg-0.4.4 version of thesoftware, thanks to the
members who suggested that. when I try to use this to display a mpeg
file, it does not do
anything and the terminal just hangs. The same thing happens when I try
to do SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO); in a c program.However, this problem is
not there when I try to initialize the SDL_INIT_TIMER option.

Can someone help?

with regards and thanks,