Since I did not have this problem before I upgraded to 2.0.5, I have double-checked all my Audacity settings in Preferences and compared them to the settings I had before I upgraded. The only ones that are not listed as the same are in Quality:
Sample rate converter: Fast sinc interpolation (old) - Medium Quality (2.0.5)
High quality sample: High quality sinc (old) - High quality (2.0.5)
Don’t know if these differences would have had any effect on the bit rate. I am doing voiceover recordings (single track, no music) and the specs require the MP3 files to indicate 128 kbps,so I need to fix this.
Thanks for all your suggestions. The only thing I changed was the OSX. The Lame file is 3.98.2. The specs are for auditions uploaded to a website.
I’ve just checked the file again in both ITunes and on my desktop using Finder. It seems to be only when I use Get Info in Finder on my computer that I get the 127kbps; when I am in ITunes and use Get Info, the file shows it as 128kbps! I’m going to stop using Finder to check and stop worrying
I much appreciate the quick responses you’ve given me, especially given the time zone difference - Audacity is fabulous and thank you all so very much for giving us this great program.