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What exactly are you trying to do? If you're trying to install MPlayer codecs, then you may need to create the directory if it doesn't exist, or maybe the codecs are already in /usr/lib/codecs. Please give us more info on what you're trying to accomplish.
You can go to the Mplayer download page, download the binary package (see section "Binary Codec Packages") that matches your system and unpack them under /usr/lib/win32, e.g. if you have downloaded the package called essential_20071007.tar.bz2
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/win32
sudo tar -C /usr/lib/win32 -jxvf essential_20071007.tar.bz2
directory /usr/lib/win32 is that used by default in Ubuntu.
try 3 locations for codecs, one of them must work on Ubuntu. According to mplayer's documentation the default location is /usr/local/lib/codecs/ for mplayer built from the source. If you use a prebuild package, it should be /usr/lib/codecs.
In the past /usr/local/lib/win32 or /usr/lib/win32 was the default directory,