All ok with 18.2, update and fresh install all works well. Mac is still random but fixed IP works once again.
For people with freeze up at start/stop I run Kodi System setting at 50 hz. and dont have any freeze or hanging. All still play's very smooth!
And in my case also, Refresh Rate = off and no whitelist as it seems to do that automatic.
Great job once again and thank you datrh