You can actually fit more than 74 minutes
onto a 74 minute writable compact disc
). This is called overburning. If you want to do this, get rid of that crappy Adaptec
software and install Nero
Most CD-R can actually fit about 80 minutes of audio. However, what you win in squeezeing more audio on, you lose in compatibility because crappy CD readers might have trouble making sense of your disc. So don't be too overzealous.