MATLAB on Linux claims to only playback uncompressed AVI files on “UNIX” systems. However, MATLAB on Linux can’t even play all uncompressed AVI filed depending on your particular system configuration with gstreamer. A workaround for MATLAB codecs is using Motion JPEG in AVI videos.
apt install ffmpeg ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v mjpeg -qscale 1 out.avi
Download test video and convert video to Motion JPEG AVI
ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v mjpeg -t 1 -qscale 11 out.avi
The sample AVI file is used under GNU LGPL.