I want to install Win32 codecs to play some mkv video. In Ubuntu 7.10 I was able to install Win 32 codecs via Automatix. But now I can't manually install Win 32 codecs because I can't create a /usr/lib/win32/ directory (using these instructions, Dolphin says that it can't create the Win32 directory) nor can I install Ultamatix (I double click on the package, enter my password and after some disk activity I can't find the shortcut anywhere.)
All I want is to be able to play mkv files with Mplayer. Can anyone help? Thanks!