Modern digital sound formats such as aiff, mpeg1/2/4/7, wav and ra support the use of cue points. A cue point may also be referred to as a seek point or a key frame. These mechanisms store meta data about the sound files. In this paper, we identity and describe how these formats are encoded, and process meta data information with a focus on cue points. Finally, we conclude with the direction of our future research for improving multimedia browsing mechanisms and additional applications by leveraging the use of cue points within those applications.