How to disable Isight camera?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rickfelix123, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. rickfelix123 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    I am trying to disable my Isight on a couple of computers used at our library. Under MacHints I found out that, when a program from OS X (Tiger at least) needs to access the integrated iSight camera, it has to call the QuickTimeUSBVDCDIgitizer.component. This file is located in the /System » Library » QuickTime folder.
    How can I find this folder? When I search for it does not come up.
    Or did anybody else figure out a way to disable this.
    Oh, yeah, taping over it is a good suggestion but clever people just removed.
  2. inigel macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    No where
    I looked in the file on my MacBook Pro and it shows up.
  3. rickfelix123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    How do I find the file?

    Thank you for the reply. How do I find that file? Where is it located and how do I access it. When I type the file name in the magnifying glass icon in upper right hand corner it does not find it.
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you cant search for files in the System folder with spotlight. even in Tiger you couldnt. its just now in Leopard you cant search in any of the Library folders including the root and Users Library which you could in Tiger.

    click the Finder icon in the dock, then your hard drive in the sidebar and open the System Folder, then Library and then the QuickTime folder. should be there.

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