I would like to disable the LED Lights on my V4L usb webcam. I would like to know if there is a generic method/way to handle that.

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    That is, you would like to spy on somebody? – Jakob Aug 20 '13 at 6:57
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    Not necessarily. Maybe he is using the camera for surveillance of something legitimate, like his home, and doesn't want to tip off a burglar that there is a camera inside. – g33kz0r Nov 27 '13 at 9:08

Simply: you can't by software, but you can remove the LED if you have a little electrics skill.

Please note that spying your girlfriend/wife/etc. it is forbidden by law.

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