Dvd Burner - Dvd +/- R/rw , Cd -r/rw

Just purchased the plextor px-712a dvd burner, and i have a few general questions. What exactly is the differece between dvd-r and dvd+r? Does it really matter? I am assuming that each different format requires different type of media . Or will any blank dvd do. Whats the best format for making compilation dvd's? Is it player specific? Or media specific?

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