People might do not use function keys(F1, F2, etc) too much, but in some situations it could be quite convenienct to use them.

When playing episode in Mame Cast, the main window could be hidden, closed or not behind other applications.

To pause/stop current playing, you will need to switch back to Mame Cast or use mini player from menu bar. As Mame Cast support media control keys for playback, you can just use F7, F8, F9 keys on your keyboard without switch apps.

F7: play previous episode

F8: play/pause

F9: play next episode

Please note:

If you enabled the following settings in System Preferences -> Keyboard, use F1, F2, etc as standard function keys, you will need to press fn + F8… to make the function keys work.

system preferences keyboard