Playing videos in SDL

I’m trying to add an mpg or avi video file (rescaled to fit the whole
screen) into my program made in sdl (for the opening of the game).
I’ve found a couple of libraries to do so, I just wanted to know your
opinion, or if you think there’s any other good (and easy to use)

SMPEG: It looks like it only supports mpeg-1, they gave up on 2001.

FFMPEG: It looks difficult to use, anyway I haven’t tried it.

So…what’s your opinion about that?
Thanks a lot!