According to the official Red Book standard, the maximum playing time
for an audio CD is 74 minutes. This specification has been stretched
by everyone in the industry to support 80-minute audio CDs. However,
anything over 80 minutes clearly violates the specification. Most CD
players and CD recorders will therefore have problems reading or
writing 90-minute discs. The following issues can occur:
- CD player does not recognize the disc.
- CD head bounces out of the groove.
- CD player cannot find tracks after 80 minutes.
- CD cannot be copied properly.
- CD cannot be read (90+ minute CDs use a very tight groove).
- CD created may contain same sector number twice.
- CD created may contain a sector with a negative number.
Most of these issues will result in an unreadable CD. It is even
possible that trying to record or play a 90+ minute CD could physically
damage the CD player or Writer. We therefore strongly recommend that
you do not use 90-minute media.