And if you are serious about the icons I can send you the original ones to work with.
Settings would only work when it's launched from an USB device.
And removing the <tcpip> section altogether will speed up loading for those without the internet connection, as it's trying to connect according to these settings, abviously.
The menu system have undergone a complete redesign and, as you may have noticed, it isn't finished yet - no media filtering at the moment. Additionaly, many internal parts are rewritten, so it should be rock solid now, at least I haven't had any crashes here and that is what I want you to test.
If playback stops by itself, due to a broken internet connection, then yes, you have to restart it. Other than that it should work flawlessly. Anyway, give me more details about what's happening.
And, if you haven't noticed, you may add any stations you want to the <favorites> section of the XML.