My end goal is to create a batch file that can read in a directory of MP4 files, and then output the configured video bitrates and MPD file needed for MPEG dash consumption by a client.
Previously I was testing with IIS Smooth Streaming, but it seems Microsoft is abandoning that and has been behind the progress of MPEG-DASH. Their expression encoder 4 encodes videos very nice for Smooth Streaming, but they stopped selling the pro version that supports h.264, of which MPEG-DASH clients can play. The free version does the VC-1 Advanced which is not supported by MPEG-DASH.
How to encode for MPEG-DASH? I need it to be targeted to Windows as I have a public server that is plenty fast (Xeon) to encode and will be the delivery method to players as well.