Here it is an introductory tutorial:

The following diagrams explains the main MistikaConfig performance related options  (the settings from the "Performance" and "Codecs" tabs  appear in green (decoding and playback) and red (encoding and render) in the diagrams).

Main settings for realtime playbacks:

Main settings for rendering:

This is a diagram about the Mistika render engine. It corresponds to Mistika Ultima linux and it is a bit obsolete, but it shows more options and can be still useful: