I ma trying to play a picture in picture type of video view. Problem I am having is the background video works fine. All overlaid controls work fine. When I try to play a second video over part of the first it automatically goes to the back of the Zorder and no matter what I do I cannot get it to be on top. Without providing gory details as the ViewTree is quite large Think of it this way. I have a FrameLayout base, add a FrameLayout as a child witht he background videoview in it. then add another ViewGroup as an overlay. Deep in this other viewgroup (several layers deep) is another videoview. This one plays, but falls to the bottom of the stack. This is getting really frustrating.