> I'd just like to point you to the group of people known as "rest of the world" who use software like Handbrake and similar to rip their DVDs and who would have ever guessed, most of those recommend using H.264 and MKV! And software like Handbrake flat out just don't support Ogg.
I use Handbrake. In fact I'm ripping a DVD right now as I type this. Both the Normal and High Profile settings (they ripped out all the old presets and boiled it down to two) create H.264 in an MPEG-4 container. I personally don't know anyone who's ever used it for MKV and I'm unaware of what the benefit would be over the defaults.
Also, Handbrake did support Ogg, Ogm to be precise, though not ever very well. They just removed the Ogg and Theora support recently to focus on H.264. (I don't think this was particularly a comment on Theora, they removed Xvid too as part of the same narrowing of focus).