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meathead75
11-11-2013, 12:37 AM
Anybody got a roku box. If you do you gotta check out ftwtv. Its under internet tv on channels and they got some cool ass motorcycle shit on there. Only thing that sucks about it is you cant pick the video you wanna watch there just random. Also doesnt work on the first roku box but it does on the second one. Saw a short documentary on sugar bear front ends. Didnt even know the guy was black but shouldve figured with a pimped out 70's name like sugar bear. Saw a movie with the madjap customs guy called shovel love and even c.c. and friends with joe namath and ann margearet i think. Had cosy cool on it too. Lots of old 60's and 70's biker movies most of them pretty cheesy but i like cheesy shit. Anyone who has roku should check it out. Definitely good for killin time and watchin before bed. All kinds of bikes not just choppers. If you see something you dont wanna watch or is too cheesy start the channel over til u find something good. Worth checkin out for sure. Also had some born free footage too. By the way its forever the wind not fuck the world lol

Allblackdyna
11-11-2013, 7:26 AM
F T W , forever two wheels not F I W forever in the wind.
F Y I

meathead75
11-11-2013, 7:59 AM
My bad maybe youre right. Should be fuck the world but guess they couldnt put that. Sorry it was late i was tired. Saw it called forever the wind somwhere else. Who knows either way its pretty good sometimes

mosten
11-11-2013, 7:07 PM
I and another CC member run Flickstream the creators of FTW TV (as well as 10 other channels on the Roku and other devices). Check out "Drive-In Classics" on the Roku. We've got a video on demand section for biker flicks. Every time a commercial plays, know that it's supporting our motorcycle habits.

Trinda
11-11-2013, 7:24 PM
what is roku?

mosten
11-11-2013, 7:50 PM
what is roku?

www.roku.com

$50 at Walmart

Trinda
11-11-2013, 8:40 PM
www.roku.com

$50 at Walmart

it seems like future TV.
http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/59/intredasting.jpg
this might justify me getting a TV

irvintat
11-11-2013, 9:08 PM
Been watching it pretty often. Good stuff on there. If it shows something I don't want to watch I just exit the channel & start over... new selection. Good to know it's run by members here. Now I don't mind the commercials so much!

mosten
11-14-2013, 8:59 AM
We tried to build something that we would want to watch. Glad you're enjoying it.

Grantman
11-16-2013, 5:51 AM
So do you have to pay for all the different channels, like Netflix, HuluPlus etc, or how does it work? I already pay for Netflix for my daughter to watch, at least I haven't had time in months to watch it. I only watch stuff I have DVRed. I really hate commercials. I don't get a lot of time to watch, so I don't want to waste it watching commercials for crap I'll never get. But I would like to get rid of UVerse, it's gotten too pricey for me.

mosten
11-16-2013, 7:35 AM
Some are pay like Netflix and Hulu Plus. The majority are free with commercials. Nobody likes commercials, but streaming video is expensive. At least it's video that's something your interested instead of crap you are not.

irvintat
11-16-2013, 9:10 AM
If you already pay for netflix, then you just link your player with your account. But, yeah their are a huge number of free channels on there. One of the best purchases I have made. Got rid of the satellite a while ago & just use this & an antenna.

Ato
11-16-2013, 2:31 PM
This is better news then the good news I'm getting from all the bible thumping bullshit channels that dominate the Roku currently.

irvintat
11-16-2013, 3:09 PM
This is better news then the good news I'm getting from all the bible thumping bullshit channels that dominate the Roku currently.
haha yep their are a HUGE number of christian shit channels on there! Some of the names make me chuckle though.

Staplestoo
11-16-2013, 4:11 PM
And just to answer the next Roku question, YES you can stream porn. I use Hotflix.tv five bucks a month to stream porn netflix style.

Jetblack
11-16-2013, 5:26 PM
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp263/skatetrix72/coptaxi.png

irvintat
11-16-2013, 9:05 PM
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp263/skatetrix72/coptaxi.png

haha You're going to be seeing that commercial in your dreams. Must buy mobile one

Jetblack
11-17-2013, 11:58 AM
haha You're going to be seeing that commercial in your dreams. Must buy mobile one

It's gud for running those Mad Caps and their awkward interactions outta town ;)

MattsHD
12-10-2013, 7:41 PM
Just got a Roku today and not sure whats up......

When I turn it to FTW TV it will show a few 30 second clips then play a couple ad's, then play a few 30 second clips then a couple ad's, over and over.

Do I need to push a button on the remote to get it to play the whole movie or clip? Seems nothing I do works.

mosten
12-10-2013, 8:06 PM
Just got a Roku today and not sure whats up......

When I turn it to FTW TV it will show a few 30 second clips then play a couple ad's, then play a few 30 second clips then a couple ad's, over and over.

Do I need to push a button on the remote to get it to play the whole movie or clip? Seems nothing I do works.

That's odd. Try restarting the channel. If you're still having problems, email me at michael@flickstream.com

MattsHD
12-10-2013, 9:04 PM
Thanks for the help! E-mail sent.

Nosebleed
12-10-2013, 9:10 PM
I just saw this thread and I Roku so I thought I'd check it out. Sure enough, same thing as the other guy. I started it up, 3 commercials, then some German bald biker gang movie in black and white for about 30 seconds and then, BLIP! It cuts off. Next, a video about riding a Harley in the badlands of South Dakota, looks like GoPro type footage. Guy rolls down the road for about 30 seconds...BLIP! Next up, some old classic video that looks like Isle of Man roadracing footage. You hear some bikes approaching in the distance but before any of them come into view, BLIP! Three more commercials!

I tried exiting and reloading the channel, it's no different. Did it a few more times, keep getting different content, but it's not working right. Could be a problem with your channel? If I can get it to work on my box Ill def watch it, and often, but this just won't work the way it is.

Nosebleed
12-10-2013, 9:22 PM
So I tried unplugging the power to supply to the Roku box to reset it. Waited while it rebooted, tuned into the channel...same thing...BLIP! Videos cut off after a few seconds and the next one loads...BLIP!

Hopefully there is a fix, seems cool.

bobbarooski
12-10-2013, 9:25 PM
its working fine for me?

Sa200
12-10-2013, 9:30 PM
I'm having the same problems. Hope I can get it worked out.

Nosebleed
12-11-2013, 12:01 AM
I think it's pretty obvious what's going on here...Roku hates the white man. Yeah, I said it.

:eek:

13clicks
12-11-2013, 12:31 AM
I and another CC member run Flickstream the creators of FTW TV (as well as 10 other channels on the Roku and other devices). Check out "Drive-In Classics" on the Roku. We've got a video on demand section for biker flicks. Every time a commercial plays, know that it's supporting our motorcycle habits.

What about Apple TV?

mosten
12-11-2013, 6:56 AM
Anyone that's having problems, please install the Roku channel "Docu" and see if you're having the same issue. I'm guessing right now that it's a Roku 2 vs Roku 3 issue.

MattsHD
12-11-2013, 7:29 AM
I tried FTW TV again this morning and it did the same thing. I added DOCU and its working. It played a couple ad's then on the bottom of the screen it said 'retrieving' and had a status bar showing it loading. Played the whole movie with an ad every 10 minutes or so.

FTW TV never showed 'retrieving' and the status bar on my end like it does on DOCU.


Mosten - Again, thanks for looking into the issue for us!!!

mosten
12-11-2013, 7:30 AM
I tried FTW TV again this morning and it did the same thing. I added DOCU and its working. It played a couple ad's then on the bottom of the screen it said 'retrieving' and had a status bar showing it loading. Played the whole movie with an ad every 10 minutes or so.

FTW TV never showed 'retrieving' and the status bar on my end like it does on DOCU.


Mosten - Again, thanks for looking into the issue for us!!!


Yep, it's not working on the Roku 2. I'll post here and send an email when it's fixed.

Nosebleed
12-11-2013, 7:35 AM
Oh I don't even think mines a Roku2, it's just a RokuHD. Older one but I've never had a problem with it.

mosten
12-11-2013, 7:47 AM
Oh I don't even think mines a Roku2, it's just a RokuHD. Older one but I've never had a problem with it.

Yea, i should have said "Roku 2 or older". The software written for FTW is pretty advanced by Roku standards (even though it looks simple).

CLD
12-15-2013, 1:15 PM
Which ROKU plays ftw tv? Mine does not....

mosten
12-15-2013, 9:22 PM
Which ROKU plays ftw tv? Mine does not....

It appears that it's working on the Roku 3. We're actively working on getting it working on the older Rokus.

mosten
12-17-2013, 6:46 AM
We submitted an updated version to Roku today. If you want to try it to see if it fixes the problems, click here:

https://owner.roku.com/add/2P7K6

Force the Roku to check for updates by going to "Settings" "System Update". It will install as a duplicate FTW channel until the official is approved.

CLD
12-17-2013, 9:25 PM
We submitted an updated version to Roku today. If you want to try it to see if it fixes the problems, click here:

https://owner.roku.com/add/2P7K6

Force the Roku to check for updates by going to "Settings" "System Update". It will install as a duplicate FTW channel until the official is approved.

Thanks. Merry Christmas!

MattsHD
12-18-2013, 7:05 PM
Its working now. Thanks for getting it sorted out!!!

Shayski
12-20-2013, 1:50 AM
I'm on my way to pick up a rocku player, thanks for the great info!

mosten
12-21-2013, 1:54 PM
I'm on my way to pick up a rocku player, thanks for the great info!

It's fixed to work on all Roku players now. We'll be adding sone new content this week as well.

13clicks
12-21-2013, 6:35 PM
It's fixed to work on all Roku players now. We'll be adding sone new content this week as well.

I asked earlier... Apple TV???????????

mosten
12-21-2013, 6:46 PM
I asked earlier... Apple TV???????????

No AppleTV. Apple is very selective about partners and we don't stream via the web (allowing airplay) because the advertising doesn't pay enough to cover the bandwidth.

13clicks
12-23-2013, 12:55 AM
No AppleTV. Apple is very selective about partners and we don't stream via the web (allowing airplay) because the advertising doesn't pay enough to cover the bandwidth.

Red tape. Maybe I'll pick up a roku deal.

meathead75
12-23-2013, 8:25 PM
You say new content. Yaaa. Think i watched almost everything. My favs are black and white hill climbs and the indian board track racing. Dont like the adventure stuff that much but finally broke down and watched it. The english guys that ride the circle of death thing is pretty cool. I think my favorite is the mad jap customs guy or sugar bear. Fixin to get a Springer for my bike so im pretty excited about them springers. Maybe you could start putting instructional videos on there for motorcycle impaired folks like me who try stuff themselves. Black six was pretty entertaining as well. Watch drive in classics also found an old pair of 3-d glasses for the 3-d movies. Cool shit.

mosten
12-26-2013, 7:05 AM
You say new content. Yaaa. Think i watched almost everything. My favs are black and white hill climbs and the indian board track racing. Dont like the adventure stuff that much but finally broke down and watched it. The english guys that ride the circle of death thing is pretty cool. I think my favorite is the mad jap customs guy or sugar bear. Fixin to get a Springer for my bike so im pretty excited about them springers. Maybe you could start putting instructional videos on there for motorcycle impaired folks like me who try stuff themselves. Black six was pretty entertaining as well. Watch drive in classics also found an old pair of 3-d glasses for the 3-d movies. Cool shit.

Added about 40 hours of new content. There will be new stuff added as it comes in.

7884
03-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Did away with dish. Roku has been good so far.

davidbrown1212
03-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Added about 40 hours of new content. There will be new stuff added as it comes in.

Thanks man, for all this.

This was one of the first channels I found when I got a Roku. Very cool, very cool. Its on right now.

Anyone can create a Roku channel and put whatever they want on it. The wrong people see the wrong shit on it, and the creator is liable, be it copyrighted or illegal. Our man Mosten has does his homework, and faces some serious liability if someone comes after him.

7884
03-22-2014, 6:21 AM
Added about 40 hours of new content. There will be new stuff added as it comes in.

Big props! You dudes do a great job of the material you put on.

The Black 6 "Thats cracker country"

Knuckleduster
04-01-2014, 8:00 PM
I just picked up a Roku 2, specifically for FTW TV! I honestly don't really watch much regular TV, usually just YouTube Clips, or local news (mainly for the weather report). I must say it seemed I had a few issues the first few times I loaded the channel, a few second clips then ads , then clip then ads, but it's working fine now, I just reloaded the channel a few times. Mosten, my hat's off to you sir, FTW TV will certainly be one of the most (possibly even the only) channel(s) viewed. Thank you sincerely for putting it together!

Salty
04-01-2014, 8:34 PM
I love the channel but hate Ben. Could he be anymore of a crybaby?

Knuckleduster
04-02-2014, 6:40 AM
I love the channel but hate Ben. Could he be anymore of a crybaby?

Billdozer hates me, I hate Ben!

mosten
04-07-2014, 7:17 PM
Can't hate on Ben, he was sick and had no friends.

Knuckleduster
04-08-2014, 5:20 AM
Can't hate on Ben, he was sick and had no friends.

That's not really my problem. It's not my fault Ben was sick, and had no friends. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing Ben didn't have any friends before he got sick. He could have picked up a hobby like fucking around with old motorcycles. He could have joined an online chopper forum, got a scrappy ol' bike, got solid advice from old time wrencher's, fixed up that Honda Rebel, rode to some event's and met some folks he could call his friends.
But, instead he decided to be a whiny little bitch and play keyboard commando and start up some crazy site (named after himself...of course) to generate people to call his friends, fuck, I thought thats what Facebook was for? I may not have many friends, but the friends I do have, would do just about ANYTHING for me at ANY HOUR, for ANY REASON, as I would do the same for them. Like yesterday for example; I drove 15 miles to break into my buddies truck, in the rain, @ dinner time. Because he's kind of an idiot*, and he'd locked his keys in it.
*(not smart enough to buy a spare key and a fucking magnetic hide-a-key)
..."I got bronchitis,...Ain't nobody got time for that!" ~ Sweet Brown

Rubman
04-08-2014, 9:13 AM
Hey, put me on TV. If you give me 10 minutes of air time, I promise you'll only get 9 minutes of me showing people my penis. The other minute will be spent asking people what kind of oil I should put in my sportster.

... This is not a joke.

7884
04-08-2014, 9:43 AM
You're going to start an outcry from the masses joking about sportsters.

Knuckleduster
04-08-2014, 2:12 PM
That's 9 minutes of programing I'd certainly watch, because frankly, who gives a fuck about your shitty Sportster, or what kind of oil you should use.
Although it might be entertaining to see you walk around and randomly select people to show your penis to, especially if you wear your bow tie cock ring!

mrkil
05-19-2014, 8:35 PM
Wish this was available through xbmc

Rubman
05-19-2014, 8:46 PM
bump, still looking for my [dick's] 9 minutes of fame.

how about 8 minutes of my dick, 1 minute about thugged out dyna's, and 1 minute about sportsters and oil?

Knuckleduster
05-20-2014, 5:50 AM
bump, still looking for my [dick's] 9 minutes of fame.

how about 8 minutes of my dick, 1 minute about thugged out dyna's, and 1 minute about sportsters and oil?

...Umm.... did you flunk math class? 8+1+1= 10, not 9.