I'm on version three and using your plugin. There is another post on streaming webcasts http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6803
where Wes replied that the XLv3 implementation of shoutcast will just be buttons with URLs assigned. I think your plug-in is much more robust in that the refresh capability keeps the addresses current. The favorites feature is not a big deal to me - I prefer to surf what ever comes up in the top ten that week so that I'm always listening to something new.
I did run into an issue on XLv3 that I hope you can help me with. I'm sure it is something I did wrong, but here is what is happening. The stations associated with the the pushbuttons do not jive with what is played. Here is a screenshot of your skin running on XLv3, I have not made any changes:
Note that I have selected and clicked the station BELLYUP4BLUES but the sation that connects as shown in NOW PLAYING is "CLASSIC SOUL NETWORK" (which isn't even a choice on the screen
If I launch the editor and expand the category you are using to display the buttons you can see that where the problem is comming from. The station displayed in the catagory does not match the tags to the right. This may be due to the issue with category refresh issue you mention in your post:
This is how I had to configure the skin in order to get the buttons to match the station.
As you can see I had to eliminate the individual tags and expand the stations category and add display items in order to synch the button the the station URL
So to make a long story short, is what I'm seeing a problem with the category refresh in XLv3 or is there something I can do to use the tags that allow much neater skinning options?