Here are several useful websites and/or toolboxes for MATLAB and other languages for Computer Vision. As I run across more, I’ll try to post them here.
A description of how to compile and run the test codes from the J.L. Barron 1994 article “Performance of Optical Flow Techniques”
The MATLAB Computer Vision toolbox allows you to quickly prototype algorithms to see if they’re feasible for your situation before you spend a lot of time hand-coding algorithms from a classic paper of interest. On Linux, I find that if I can’t read an AVI file, transcoding the AVI to Motion JPEG has always worked for me so far. Procedure for this is found at:
http://www.petercorke.com/RVC <–Toolboxes for computing Robotic Motion and Computer Vision with MATLAB
http://people.csail.mit.edu/celiu/OpticalFlow/ <–MATLAB toolbox that calls MEX files for best speed when computing the Optical Flow algorithms